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Contraception

There are many different contraception methods available in Sweden. Some of the more common ones are the mini-pill, spirals, hormone rings, contraceptive injections and implants.

Non-hormonal alternatives (like fertility monitors) have also become increasingly popular over the last years. A midwife, gynaecologist or doctor can explain the pros and cons of the different methods and help you find a suitable option.

Note: only barrier methods (such as condom and femidom) protect against sexually transmitted infections, STI’s and pregnancy.

Where to go?

These health institutions offer contraception counseling and can prescribe contraception:

  • Ungdomsmottagning – Youth Clinic.
  • Gynmottagning – Gynaecological clinic.
  • Barnmorskemottagning/mödravårdscentral – Maternity care centre.
  • Vårdcentral – Health centre.

Emergency contraception

Emergency contraception’s (like the morning-after-pill) are sold over counter all over Sweden.

Costs?

Contraceptive counselling is free. However, the price for the different contraceptive methods vary. Some counties subsidize contraceptives for young people under 25 years of age.

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