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Free contraception

You can get free contraception from the City of Tampere if you are from Tampere or Orivesi or you are pursuing your upper secondary education in these municipalities.

Appointments with a nurse or a doctor that are related to contraception are always free in the City’s health services.

Young people under 22

If you are under 22 you can receive free contraception as follows:

  • Free hormonal contraception, meaning contraceptive pills, rings or patches for 12 months (until you turn 22) if
    - you are starting contraception for the first time;
    - you are starting contraception after delivery; or
    - you are starting contraception after having an abortion.
  • Long-acting contraception, meaning a hormonal or copper IUD or a contraceptive implant, regardless of whether you have used contraception before.
  • Condoms when needed.

People over 22

If you are over 22 years of age you can receive free contraception as follows:

  • If you are starting contraception for the first time, you can receive free hormonal contraception for six months (contraceptive pills, rings or patches).
  • You will be offered free hormonal contraception for six months after delivery (as stated above).
  • After having an abortion, you can have a hormonal or copper IUD or a contraceptive implant fitted free of charge or receive free hormonal contraception for six months (as stated above).
  • You can receive free condoms as an alternative to other methods of contraception or during health check-ups.


Where can I get contraceptives?

You can get free contraceptives from the following: