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The Contraceptive Injection In Uganda

The injectable is a birth control injection taken every 1, 2 or 3 months, depending on the type you use. It works by preventing the ovaries from releasing eggs and also thickens the cervical mucus to stop sperm from getting to the egg.
The Contraceptive Injection In Uganda

Is birth control injection widely available?

Yes, the birth control injection is available at pharmacies, drug stores, private clinics, public hospitals and through Village Health Teams(VHTs).

Do I need a prescription to buy a birth control injection in Uganda?

No, you do not need a prescription in order to purchase a birth control injection in Uganda. This injection can also be obtained free of charge through the public health sector. 

Is there an age restriction for accessing the birth control injection in Uganda?

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

How much does birth control injection cost in Uganda?

Birth control injections are available free of charge at public hospitals and health centres. At private healthcare facilities the birth control injection costs anywhere between 3,500 to 10,000 Ugandan shillings.

What are the different birth control injection brands available in Uganda?

The most widely available birth control injection brands in Uganda are Sayana press (3 months use), Depo-Provera (3 months use), Injectaplan, Norigynon (1month use) and Mygesty (3 months use).


Who can I contact for more information about birth control injection in Uganda?

To get more information about birth control pills in Uganda, contact COHERINE 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.