Birth Control and Family Planning Clinic

Our telephone hours are Monday–Thursday 12–12.45 pm!

Contact the birth control and family planning clinic whenever you want assistance with one or more of the following:

  • you want to start contraception
  • follow-up of hormonal contraception (annual check-ups)
  • change or removal of IUD or contraceptive implant (capsule)
  • you want to discuss birth control options

Starting (Hormonal) Contraception

There are several reasons for starting hormonal contraception. You may be in need of birth control, or for example have irregular, painful or heavy menstrual bleeding, or suffer from acne. Contraception is initiated at the family planning clinic, usually after a guidance with a nurse. Your first visit to the clinic includes a discussion about your health status, as well as your thoughts and wishes related to birth control. You may be also see a doctor, or have a gynecological exam if necessary. All examinations are voluntary.

Birth control is free of charge for all persons under 20 years of age living in the municipality of Sipoo.

Birth Control with IUDs and Contraceptive Implants

IUDs (coils) and contraceptive implants (capsules) are inserted and removed, and IUD annual controls performed during a doctor’s appointment.

Basic information and legislation

Adults and young people can access family planning and birth control counselling to support them in their own family planning. Counselling is mainly offered at health centres and hospitals, the maternity clinic and pupil and student health care services.

Family planning and birth control counselling provides also other sexual and reproductive health services. They may for example relate to childlessness, promotion of sexual health, prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, prevention of sexual violence, sexual orientation, gender experience and partnerships.