Birth control pills are tablets with a dose of hormones which prevent pregnancy. They are easy to swallow, are 99-91% effective and can have many positive side effects. You can read more about the method here.
Are birth control pills widely available in Côte d’Ivoire?
Yes, birth control pills are available at pharmacies and the non-governmental organisation Association Ivoirienne pour le Bien-Etre Familiale (AIBEF).
Do I need a prescription to buy birth control pills in Côte d’Ivoire?
No, you don’t need a prescription to buy birth control pills.
Is there any age restriction for accessing the birth control pills 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 do birth control pills cost in Côte d’Ivoire?
Birth control pills can cost around 200 or more West African CFA francs.
What are the different birth control pill brands available in Côte d’Ivoire?
The most widely available brands in Côte d’Ivoire are Microgynon, Microlut, Duopil, Microval, Adepal, Cerazette, Belara, Minidril, Jasminelle and Leeloo Gé.
Who can I contact for more information about birth control pills 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