Verified 06 January 2023 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)
Contraception is all the means to avoid pregnancy. There are different methods of contraception. The reimbursement depends in particular on the chosen device.
You can get help and support by contacting a family planning or education center.
Who shall I contact
Doctors, midwives, and family planning and education centers (CPEFs) are empowered to prescribe all forms of contraception.
A prescription is needed only for the following contraceptives:
- Intrauterine device (IUD)
- Vaginal ring
- Diaphragm and cervical cap (spermicides that accompany diaphragm use are bought at a pharmacy without a prescription)
- Injectable progestins
- Male condom
The consent of the parents or legal representative is not required for the prescription, dispensing or administration of contraceptives to underage girls.
The following costs related to contraception for minors and women under 26 years of age are covered by the Health Insurance, without any advance payment:
- Annual consultation leading to the prescription of a contraceptive or examinations leading to a contraceptive prescription
- Follow-up visit by a doctor or midwife in the first year of contraceptive access
- Annual medical biology examinations before contraceptive prescription (fasting blood glucose, cholesterol measurement...)
- Acts leading to the insertion, change or withdrawal of a contraceptive
- Supply of refundable contraceptives in pharmacies on presentation of a medical prescription
the Health Insurance covers the costs of the preventive sexual health consultations.
- Public Health Code: Articles L5134-1 to L5134-3Categories of contraceptives
- Public Health Code: Articles L2311-1 to L2311-6Delivery of contraceptives by planning centers
- Public Health Code: Articles R5134-4-1 to R5134-4-3Delivery of contraceptives by pharmacies
- Social Security Code: Articles L160-13 to L160-16Contraceptive reimbursement (Article L160-14)
- Social Security Code: Articles L162-2 to L162-4-5No advance payment (Article L162-4-5)
- Social Security Code: Articles R160-5 to R160-20
- Order of 27 June 2006 establishing the list of medical devices that midwives are authorized to prescribeDelivery of contraceptives by midwives
- Order of 21 November 2018 listing the lubricated male condom EDEN of Laboratoires MAJORELLE in Title I of the list of refundable products and servicesReimbursed male condoms
- Notice on the pricing of the male condom lubricated EDENReimbursed price for male condoms
- Order of February 14, 2019 to inscribe the condom "Get out covered" on the refundable products and services