Where Can I Get Birth Control Pills In South Africa

What is a Birth Control Pill?

The birth control pill (also called “the Pill”) is a daily pill that contains hormones to change the way the body works and prevent pregnancy.

Hormones are chemical substances that control the functioning of the body’s organs. In this case, the hormones in the Pill control the ovaries and the uterus.

Where Can I Get Birth Control Pills In South Africa?

Birth control pills are available at many healthcare centres. In the private sector, you can get them from any GP doctor.

Can pharmacy prescribe birth control pills?

In addition to consulting on and dispensing prescriptions, pharmacists can: Assess and treat 21 minor ailments like urinary tract infections (UTIs), allergies, pink eye, dermatitis, and nicotine dependence. Prescribe and dispense contraceptives (birth control)

Do you need a prescription for birth control in South Africa?

 Prescription requirements for birth control pills or ‘the pill’ in South Africa exist for various reasons.

Contraception pills contain hormones. There are some potential side effects, which would be disastrous if it’s not prescribed correctly.

How much is the emergency contraceptive pill in South Africa?

Johannesburg – An emergency contraceptive pill, Norlevo, available from pharmacists without a prescription, was launched in South Africa on Wednesday.

The drug, which will cost about R50, is the first emergency pill in the country that can be bought without a prescription.