Contraceptives 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.
We offer the following contraceptives:
Choosing the Right Contraceptive Method
If you are starting to use contraception for the first time or looking into a new method, it’s a good idea to make time for a full consultation. You may schedule time with one of our friendly nurses who will give you a full run-down and explanation of each contraceptive method.
Remember: Only condoms offer dual protection: prevent pregnancy as well as the transmission of HIV and STIs Marie Stopes has 9 centres across South Africa, to make an appointment for a contraceptive consultation book online or call us on 0800 11 77 85. Choosing a contraceptive can be confusing. We’ve provided some help in our Frequently Asked Questions section but if there’s something we’ve missed, ask us a question and we’ll get back to you.
Contraception and Family Planning FAQs
What method is the most effective?
I’ve heard contraceptive methods cause weight gain?
What is an IUD?
What is the contraceptive implant?
Are there some contraceptive methods that I can’t use?
I had unprotected sex and I’m not using any contraception is there anything I can do?
When can I use an emergency contraceptives?
Can’t I just use the morning after pill every time I have sex?