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Emergency Contraceptive Pill In Uganda

In the event of unprotected sex, an emergency contraceptive pill will stops a pregnancy from occuring. It is not the same as the abortion pill. It can work up to 3-5 days (or 120 hours) after unprotected sex, depending on the brand you use.
Emergency Contraceptive Pill In Uganda

Are emergency contraceptive pills widely available in Uganda?

Yes. Emergency contraceptive pills are available at pharmacies, private clinics, public hospitals, Village Health Teams(VHTs), Youth Corners and drug stores.

Do I need a prescription to buy emergency contraceptive pills?

No, you don’t need a prescription to buy emergency contraceptive pills in Uganda.

Is there an age restriction for accessing emergency contraceptive pills in Uganda?

No, there’s no age restriction to access the emergency contraceptive pills in Uganda. 

How much does an emergency contraceptive pill cost in Uganda?

The price of the emergency contraceptive pill ranges from 10,000 to 20,000 Ugandan shillings, depending on the brand and the pharmacy you choose to purchase from. 

What are the different emergency contraceptive pill brands available in Uganda?

The most widely available emergency contraceptive brands in Uganda are Lydia Postpil, NorLevo, Postinor 2, I-pill, Revoke 1.5, Max-72, Back-up and P2.

Who can I contact for more information about emergency contraceptive pills in Uganda?

To get more information about the emergency contraceptive pill in Uganda, contact COHERINET via their Aunt Kaki toll free helpline: 0800 247 247 (MTN) / 0800 347 347 (Airtel).
The Ministry of Health also runs a 24 hour toll free call centre that can be reached at 0800-100-066.


What can I do in the case of an unplanned pregnancy?

Visit safe2choose.org to speak with an expert counselor about the safe abortion options available Uganda. Counselors can also be contacted via email at info@safe2choose.org or via live chat at safe2choose.org/abortion-counseling.