Argentina is a Catholic country, but the good news is getting birth control in Buenos Aires is incredibly easy.
If you find yourself in need, here are 3 easy steps to how to get birth control in Argentina, including how to ask for your prescription in Spanish.
When I first moved to Buenos Aires, I was terrified by the idea of finding a new gynecologist and getting a prescription that worked for me.
I happen to suffer from the dreaded endometriosis; and my birth control is kind of what keeps me functional, so I had to figure out how to get it rather quickly. If you’re planning on being in Buenos Aires or Argentina for a long time, here’s how to get birth control in Buenos Aires.
Step 1: Head to the Pharmacy
In Buenos Aires you don’t need to go to the doctor to get a prescription for birth control. You simply head to the pharmacy. The best thing to do is bring the pharmacist all the information you have on your current birth control.
Step 2: Save or Bring Your Prescription Information
You know that little folded up packet with itty bitty print that comes with your pills that you always toss out? Save it for your travels.
Chances are, your birth control doesn’t exist in Buenos Aires, but something similar does. The pharmacist will be able to look at the packet and check all the specific levels of hormones within your pill and find you the best match.
Step 3: How to Ask for Birth Control in Spanish
If you don’t speak Spanish very well, here are a few helpful phrases that should make this process a little less painful:
“Necesito pastillas anticonceptivas.” – I need birth control pills
“Este es mi receta” – This is my prescription
“¿Hay algo parecido?” – Is there something similar?