A non-hormonal IUD is a small, T-shaped device made of plastic and copper. It is inserted into the uterus (womb). The device offers 3-12 years of protection, depending on the type and is 99% effective. You can read more about the method here.
Is non-hormonal IUD widely available in Côte d’Ivoire?
Yes, the non-hormonal IUD 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 non-hormonal IUD in Côte d’Ivoire?
No, you don’t need a prescription to buy a non-hormonal IUD.
Is there any age restriction for accessing non-hormonal IUD 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 a non-hormonal IUD cost in Côte d’Ivoire?
A non-hormonal IUD can cost around 910 West African CFA francs. This doesn’t include the cost of consulting a doctor who would insert the device.
What are the different non-hormonal IUD brands available in Côte d’Ivoire?
The most widely available brands in Côte d’Ivoire are Lydia Copper TCu 380 A, Mona Lisa NT Cu 380 Mini, DIU Gynelle 375, Lydia Cu 375 sleek, Mona Lisa NT Cu 380.
Who can I contact for more information about non-hormonal IUD 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