Wednesday 22 September 2021

Day after pill can be bought openly, says the Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health reconfirmed on Friday that the morning-after pill is available for sale to anyone, including teenagers.

Paying the bills


Carlos Alvarado denounces violations of the Daniel Ortega regime to the UN

QCOSTARICA - In New York, Costa Rica President Carlos...

High Number of European Tourists Traveling to Costa Rica in Spite of the Pandemic

QCOSTARICA - A total of 21,969 tourists from European...

Costa Rica second last in economic recovery in the region

QCOSTARICA - The Central American region experiences very different...

TOP-5 real estate communities for a family life

Despite the fact that COVID-19 is slowing down the...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction September 22: Plates ending in “5 & 6” CANNOT circulate

QCOSTARICA - For today, Wednesday, September 22, vehicles with...

Group charged migrants US$22K to get them to the United States.

QCOSTARICA - A Costa Rican-Panamanian criminal structure charged migrants...

Laura Chinchilla calls to avoid a dynastic dictatorship in Nicaragua

QCOSTARICA - Former President of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla,...
Paying the bills


Daniel Salas Peraza, Minister of Health, said that regarding the sale of the morning-after pill, also known as an emergency contraceptive, “there is no other requisition except the advice of the professional in charge of the pharmacy establishment.”

“If access to this medicine is being denied, because it is a teenager or a man, that is against the sexual and reproductive rights of the population and the adolescent,” said Salas.

- Advertisement -

The Minister added that, in case of a person having problems, he or she can report it to the email, or they can call any local health department of the Ministry of Health.

The Ministry of Health authorized the registration of the Levonorgestrel tablet in the country last March.

It is marketed under the name of Posterga and is sold without a prescription and under pharmaceutical advice at a suggested price of ¢18,000 colones (US$31) per pill

The sale without a prescription was authorized by Executive Decree number 41.722, dated April 23, signed by the Minister of Health, Daniel Salas Peraza, and the President of the Republic, Carlos Alvarado Quesada.

- Advertisement -

Levonorgestrel inhibits ovulation and also creates conditions that prevent sperm from fertilizing an egg.

- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

CCSS makes the “morning after pill” available to all women who require it

QCOSTARICA - The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) announced this...

Costa RicaMinistry of Health approves “morning after pill”

The Ministry of Health approved today, Thursday, the health registration for...

Subscribe to our stories

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.