A hormonal IUD is a small, T-shaped plastic device, which is placed inside the uterus (womb) and releases a progestogen hormone to prevent pregnancy. It lasts 3, 4 or 5 years, depending on the type and is 99% effective. You can read more about the method here.
Is the hormonal IUD widely available in Ghana?
Yes, the hormonal IUD is available at all reproductive health centres of hospitals and clinics, including the Korle Bu Hospital in Accra.
Do I need a prescription to buy a hormonal IUD in Ghana?
No, you don’t need a prescription to buy a hormonal IUD.
Is there any age restriction for accessing the hormonal IUD in Ghana?
No, there’s no age restriction for accessing the hormonal IUD.
How much does a hormonal IUD cost in Ghana?
A hormonal IUD can cost around 25 Ghanaian cedi at Korle Bu Hospital. The price may be lower in polyclinics.
What are the different hormonal IUD brands available in Ghana?
The most widely available brand in Ghana is Bayer Os.
Who can I contact for more information about hormonal IUD in Ghana?
Korle Bu Hospital’s Family Planning unit
+233 501 582 698
+233 0800 2 85 85
+233 556 489 090 (WhatsApp)