Contraception support for 16-22-year-olds
If you need the contraceptive pill, contraceptive patch, vaginal ring, contraceptive implant or coil and are between 16 and 22 years old, you are eligible for financial support to cover all or parts of the cost of contraception.
How much of the cost will be covered?
As of 1 January 2022, you will receive the following financial support when buying contraceptives:
- NOK 125 for contraception for 3 months
- NOK 250 for contraception for 6 months
- NOK 500 for contraception for 1 year
How much do I have to pay?
The contribution you receive will cover the total cost of some contraceptives, depending on how long they last and your age.
The scheme is valid from the month after you turn 16, and lasts until the month before you turn 22.
The discount you are entitled to is calculated at the pharmacy and deducted from the price you pay at the till. The pharmacy bases its calculations on your date of birth.
If you choose the contraceptive pill, vaginal ring or contraceptive patch, you can buy enough products to last for up to six months at a time.
Example: You buy a hormonal coil that lasts for five years or a contraceptive implant that lasts for three years, and the cost is NOK 1,200
- If you are 16–19 years old, the contraceptive is free of charge.
- If you are 20 years old, you pay NOK 200.
- If you are 21 years old, you pay NOK 700.
Can I use these contraceptive methods?
You are entitled to receive proper information about the contraceptive methods available.
Long-acting reversible contraceptives, such as the coil and contraceptive implant, cannot be used incorrectly, and they provide a higher degree of protection against pregnancy than most other methods of contraception.
You can use these methods even if
- you are breast-feeding
- you have recently had an abortion
- your body mass index (BMI) is higher than 30
- you suffer from migraines
- you have diabetes
- you have HIV
- you have oestrogen intolerance
You can use these methods regardless of whether you have given birth or not.
If you would like further information about contraception or about the scheme for less expensive or free contraception, please contact your doctor, health centre for adolescents, midwife, or public health nurse at school.
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