Family Planning

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There is no charge at Western Cape Government primary healthcare facilities and ambulance services are free of charge for clients who undergo sterilisation.
– Western Cape Government:
Contraception & Family Planning.

Why should I use contraceptives?
Contraceptives can help you prevent unwanted pregnancies, and the use of condoms also helps prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

What services does the Western Cape Government offer residents?
We have
reproductive clinics across the province that provide access to free counselling and contraceptives.

Who can use these services?
Women, men and teenagers who want to prevent unwanted pregnancies.

Do I need permission to use contraceptives?
You have the right to use contraceptives without permission from your parents and partner.  Before you choose a method of contraception, ensure that you get advice from a health care professional. 

Methods of contraception: the pros and cons
A detailed list of the pro’s and cons of various methods of contraception can be found at Western Cape Government:
Contraception & Family Planning.

Useful contacts
Before you choose a method of contraception, ensure that you get advice from a health care professional. You can access contraceptives and counselling at Western Cape Government 
health care Clinics and Reproductive Health Facilities or contact these private institutions:

PPASA: Planned Parenthood Association of SA: Western Cape:
Tel: 021 448 7312

Website: ppasa.wordpress.com

AVSSA: Association for Voluntary Sterilisation of SA:
SMS: 076 100 7226
Tel: 021 531 1665 or 531 2291
Website: www.avssa.org.za

Marie Stopes:
Tel: 021 422 4660
Call centre: 0800 11 77 85
Website: www.mariestopes.org.za.

» Western Cape Government: Contraception & Family Planning; Health 24: W. Cape Sterilisations done free of charge; Womens Legal Center: Simplified Guide to Sterilisation and your Rights [Copy].

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