Espoo offers free-of-charge contraception for those under the age of 25

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2019-04-03 16:48

The City of Espoo provides now free contraception as follows:

If you are under 25 years of age, you can get free of charge

  • combined oral contraceptive pills or progestogen-only pills (the ‘mini pill’), or a contraceptive vaginal ring for the first 12 months: If you have not used hormonal contraception before, you will get free-of-charge contraception for 12 months. If you have used hormonal contraception for 4 months, you will get free-of-charge contraception for 8 months, and so on.
  • your first copper IUD, hormonal IUD or contraceptive implant
  • at a postpartum check-up or abortion: combined oral contraceptive pills or progestogen-only pills (the ‘mini pill’), or a contraceptive vaginal ring for 12 months or copper IUD, hormonal IUD or contraceptive implant
  • free condoms from the school/student nurse and at the health centre when you have an appointment.

If you are 25 years of age or older, you can get free of charge

  • combined oral contraceptive pills or progestogen-only pills (the ‘mini pill’), or a contraceptive vaginal ring for 3 months if you have not used hormonal contraception before
  • copper IUD, if you have not used IUD before.

You can get free contraception from your school/student nurse or at the Family Planning Clinic at health centres. To the Family Planning Clinic you can book an appointment online on www.espoo.fi/e-healthcentre or on the health centres’ customer service number 09 816 34500, Mon–Fri at 7–18 (Oma Lääkärisi Matinkylä, tel. 09 855 4100, Oma Lääkärisi Espoontori, tel. 09 855 4303).

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