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Hormonal IUD in Uganda

The hormonal IUD is a small, T-shaped plastic device, which is placed inside the uterus (womb) and releases a hormone to prevent pregnancy. It can last upto 3 - 5 years, depending on the type, and is 99% effective.
 Hormonal IUD in Uganda

Is the hormonal IUD widely available in Uganda?

Yes, the hormonal IUD is available at pharmacies, public hospitals and private clinics in Uganda. 

Do I need a prescription to buy a hormonal IUD in Uganda?

No, you do not need a prescription to access a hormonal IUD in Uganda.

Is there any age restriction for accessing the hormonal IUD in Uganda?

Yes, medical eligibility is often restricted to women of reproductive age (15-49 years).

How much does a hormonal IUD cost in Uganda?

The hormonal IUD is available free of charge at public hospitals and health centres in Uganda. At private healthcare facilities, the hormonal IUD costs between 30,000 to 50,000 Ugandan shillings.

What are the different hormonal IUD brands available in Uganda?

The most popular hormonal IUD brand available in Uganda is Mirena.

Who can I contact for more information about hormonal IUD in Uganda?

To get more information about the hormonal IUD 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.