Where To Get Contraceptive Pills In South Africa

What are Contraceptive Pills?

The combined oral contraceptive pill often referred to as the birth control pill or colloquially as “the pill”, is a type of birth control designed to be taken orally by women.


It includes a combination of estrogen and progestogen.

Where To Get Contraceptive Pills In South Africa?

Marie Stopes South Africa offers a wide range of different contraceptives for women. Whether you’re interested in a monthly option like the contraceptive pill (oral contraception)

or patch; or a long-acting method like an implant or IUD, we can help find a contraceptive method that suits your lifestyle.

What is the best contraceptive pill in South Africa?

Types: Yasmin is a common brand of birth control pill; many others are available including Levora, Camila, and Jolivette. Cost: It can cost between R90 and R350 a month in South Africa’s private sector.

How much is a contraceptive pill?

Birth control pills cost between R0.0–R855.27 a month. They can be totally free with most health insurance plans, or if you qualify for some government programs.

When should I start taking the contraceptive pill?

You can start taking birth control pills as soon as you get them — any day of the week, and anytime during your menstrual cycle.

But when you’ll be protected from pregnancy depends on when you start and the kind of pill you’re using. You may need to use a backup birth control method (like condoms) for up to 7 days.

Can pills make you fat?

Nope! There’s been a ton of research on the birth control pill, and studies have shown that using the birth control pill does not make you gain or lose weight.

Some people think that the hormones in the pill cause weight gain or weight loss, but that’s not true.