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Contraception


Helsinki offers
 

free-of-charge contraception

to those under the age of 25

More information below



Contraceptive advice and sex counselling is provided by

You can start contraception at

  • health stations
  • a maternity clinic during the follow-up examination after giving birth
  • upper secondary educational institutions (upper secondary schools and vocational schools) as well as universities of applied sciences for those over the age of 16

In special situations related to contraception, please contact the Centralised contraceptive advice service.

What does Helsinki offer free-of-charge and to whom?

For those under the age of 25:

  • Contraceptive pills or a vaginal ring for one year from the basic range of medicinal products
  • A copper or hormone IUD as well as a contraceptive implant up to the age of 25
  • Condoms are available from health care units

For everyone:

  • First placement of a copper or hormone IUD or contraceptive implant
  • Condoms
  • Condoms are available from health care units

After abortion and for substance abuse services clients:

  • Contraceptive implants as well as copper and hormone IUDs are always free of charge after an abortion and to substance abuse services clients

Free-of-charge contraception is offered to everyone under the age of 25 (including those who have used contraceptive pills/a vaginal ring, IUD or contraceptive implant before) as well as non-local students or those who have chosen Helsinki’s health centre services.


Free-of-charge contraceptives

Only the basic range of the city of Helsinki’s medicinal products are free-of-charge.


ehkäisypilleri Contraceptive pills

If you are under the age of 25 you will get free-of-charge contraceptive pills for one year.

  • If you have not used contraceptive pills before, you will get a 3-month trial from the public health nurse. At the same time you will agree how you get the rest of the supply. 
  • If you have had contraceptive pills before, you will be provided with a one-year supply as agreed with the public health nurse.

ehkäisyimplantaattiContraceptive implant

Free of charge to those under the age of 25, in addition to which the first placement is always free of charge regardless of age.


kondomiCondom

Distributed free-of-charge at all health care units, which also offer information and advice on their use.


ehkäisykierukkaHormone and copper IUD

Free of charge to those under the age of 25, in addition to which the first placement is always free of charge regardless of age. For further information, please contact your local public health nurse.

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Vaginal ring

If you are under the age of 25 you will get free-of-charge vaginal ring for one year.

  • If you have not used a vaginal ring before, you will get a 3-month trial from the public health nurse. At the same time you will agree how you get the rest of the supply. 
  • If you have had a vaginal ring before, you will be provided with a one-year supply as agreed with the public health nurse.


How to proceed?

Contact

You can be directly provided with

  • a vaginal ring for a 3-month trial
  • contraceptive pills for a 3-month trial
  • condoms

or you will be provided with instructions on how to proceed with other forms of contraception.

Centralised contraceptive advice

Kuva Kalasataman terveys- ja hyvinvointikeskuksesta

Centralised contraceptive advice in Kalasatama

The centralised contraceptive advice service is located in the Kalasatama Health and Well-being Centre.

Read more »


Questions and answers

Q: I am not a resident of Helsinki, can I still get contraceptives free of charge?

A: Contraceptives are also provided free of charge to non-local students and those who have chosen to use Helsinki’s health centre services.

Q: If I get pills or a vaginal ring for 3 months, how do I proceed after that?

A: A nurse will initially provide you with a three-month supply at a clinic appointment, after which you can be provided with a 9-month supply of pills (also applies to other contraceptives). The second supply can be approved online or over the phone.


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25.09.2019 15:04