An implant is a small plastic rod or capsule that is inserted under the skin of the upper arm. It is an easy, discreet, incredibly effective, long-lasting, and reversible method, which can last up to 3, 4 or 5 years, depending on the type. You can read more about the method here.
Is the implant widely available in Côte d’Ivoire?
Yes, the implant is available at the non-governmental organisation Association Ivoirienne pour le Bien-Etre Familiale (AIBEF).
Do I need a prescription to buy an implant in Côte d’Ivoire?
No, you don’t need a prescription to buy an implant.
Is there any age restriction for accessing the implant in Côte d’Ivoire?
Currently, there is no law in Côte d’Ivoire on sexual and reproductive health, which has created a legal vacuum. Health workers can provide contraceptive methods on a case-by-case basis to minors under certain conditions.
How much does an implant cost in Côte d’Ivoire?
The implant can cost around 1,000 West African CFA francs.
What are the different implant brands available in Côte d’Ivoire?
The most widely available brands in Côte d’Ivoire are Jadelle and Implanon NXT.
Who can I contact for more information about implants in Côte d’Ivoire?
Association Ivoirienne pour le Bien-Etre Familiale (AIBEF)
+225 21 21 80 80
Médecins du Monde (MdM)
+225 22 41 58 73
Association for the promotion of sexual health and empowerment of young people (AP2SAJ)
+225 03 43 60 52
Réseau Ivoirien des Jeunes contre le VIH/Sida et les autres pandémies (RIJES)
+225 07 82 58 49
Lydia Call Center
800 800 96
School and university health services (SSU)
+225 21 25 67 75