A birth control injection is a shot taken every 1, 2 or 3 months, depending on the type. This prevents the ovaries from releasing eggs and also thickens the cervical mucus to stop sperm from getting to the egg. You can read more about the method here.
Is birth control injection widely available in Côte d’Ivoire?
Yes, birth control injection is available at pharmacies and the non-governmental organisation Association Ivoirienne pour le Bien-Etre Familiale (AIBEF).
Do I need a prescription to buy a birth control injection in Côte d’Ivoire?
No, you don’t need a prescription to buy a birth control injection.
Is there any age restriction for accessing the birth control injection 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 birth control injection cost in Côte d’Ivoire?
A birth control injection can cost around 700 or more West African CFA francs.
What are the different birth control injection brands available in Côte d’Ivoire?
The most widely available brands in Côte d’Ivoire are Noristerat, Depo-provera, Sayanapress and Harmonia.
Who can I contact for more information about birth control injection 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