Espoo offers free-of-charge contraception for those under the age of 20

Published: 19.10.2021 9.04

Contraception is free of charge for those under the age of 20. 20–24-year-olds receive combined oral contraceptive pills, progestogen-only pills (so-called mini pills), or a contraceptive vaginal ring free of charge for the first year of use.

The City of Espoo provides free contraception as follows:

Contraception is free of charge for those under the age of 20.

If you are under 25 years of age

  • 20–24-year-olds receive combined oral contraceptive pills, progestogen-only pills (so-called mini pills) or a contraceptive vaginal ring free of charge for the first year of use. 
  • Long-acting contraceptives, such as contraceptive implants and IUDs (intrauterine devices), are free of charge until you turn 25.
  • At a postpartum check-up or after an abortion, you will receive free-of-charge combined oral contraceptive pills, mini pills or a contraceptive vaginal ring for 12 months or alternatively a copper IUD, a hormonal IUD or a contraceptive implant.
  • You can get free condoms from your school nurse and at the health centre in connection with an appointment.

If you are 25 years of age or older

  • You will receive free-of-charge combined oral contraceptive pills, mini pills or a contraceptive vaginal ring free of charge for three months if you have not used hormonal contraception before.
  • The first copper IUD is free for you if you have not previously used a copper or hormonal IUD.
  • You can get free contraceptives from your school nurse or at the Family Planning Clinic at health centres.

You can book an appointment at a Family Planning Clinic

  • by calling the health centres’ customer service number: 09 816 34500, Mon–Fri at 7–18 or Oma Lääkärisi Matinkylä, tel. 09 855 4100
  • School health care
  • Student health care