Spermicide in Côte d'Ivoire

A spermicide is a substance containing chemicals, which stop sperm from moving. It comes in the form of a cream, film, foam, gel, and suppository; and is inserted into the vagina. You can read more about the method here.
Spermicide in Côte d'Ivoire

Is spermicide widely available in Côte d’Ivoire?

Yes, spermicide is available at pharmacies.

Do I need a prescription to buy spermicide in Côte d’Ivoire?

We are verifying this information and will update it here soon. 

Is there any age restriction for accessing spermicide 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 spermicide cost in Côte d’Ivoire?

Spermicide can cost around 5,300 West African CFA francs.

What are the different spermicide brands available in Côte d’Ivoire?

The most widely available brand in Côte d’Ivoire is Pharmatex 18,9 mg.

Who can I contact for more information 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