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The Contraceptive Implant in Uganda

The Contraceptive Implant is a small plastic rod or capsule that is inserted under the skin of the upper arm. It is an easy, discreet, incredibly effective, long-lasting and reversible method, which can last between 3,-5 years depending on the type and brand.
The Contraceptive Implant in Uganda

Is the implant widely available?

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

Do I need a prescription to get an implant in Uganda?

No, you don’t need a prescription to get an implant in Uganda. Most healthcare facilities offer contraceptive counselling to ensure the user is aware of all the available options and can make an informed decision. 

Is there an age restriction for accessing the implant?

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

How much does an implant cost in Uganda?

The implant is available free of charge at public hospitals. At private healthcare facilities, the implant costs between 20,000 to 35,000 Ugandan shillings.

What are the different implant brands available in Uganda?

The most widely available brands in Uganda are “Levoplant” (3 years), “Jadelle” (5 years) and “Implanon NXT” (3 years).

Levoplant Contraceptive in Uganda

Who can I contact for more information about implants in Uganda?

To get more information about implants 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.