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Responsible for the service Central Ostrobothnia Joint Municipal Authority for Social and Health Services Soite

Contraception Clinic Services

  • Service
  • 10 municipalities
  • Public service

The mission of the contraceptive clinic is to promote sexual health and well-being and to prevent sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies. The contraceptive counseling services are intended for everyone who needs the service. Visits to the contraceptive clinic are free and confidential.

Contraceptive counseling is intended for people who need contraception. The goal is to find appropriate and suitable contraceptives for each individual and couple. Contraceptive advice is available on the selection, use and follow-up of different contraceptive devices. Before coming to the reception, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the different options and think about what your aim with the contraceptive is.

Young people under the age of 25 can get free contraception from Soite's contraceptive clinics and student health care. A young person can book an appointment at a contraceptive clinic electronically. The selection of free contraception includes hormonal birth control pills, vaginal contraceptive rings, intrauterine devices, implants and condoms. Together with a professional, the method of contraception best suited to the young person is chosen.

Access to free prevention brings young people into the care of professionals, and at the same time this promotes young people's health. In addition to free contraception, young people are offered evidence-based sexual counseling. In addition to contraceptive counseling, sexual counseling is also provided within the school and student health care.

Mass screenings are carried out at the clinics in your area. The invitation is sent to the home of those who are of age to undergo a screening, and the examination results are also mailed to the client at home. The examination is free of charge for the client.

Clients can change and cancel their mass screening pap smear appointment online by following the instructions on the invitation letter.

You can book an appointment at a contraceptive clinic via the electronic appointment booking service online.

Online, you can book an appointment with a contraceptive clinic if you want to:

  • start use of a contraceptive
  • change contraceptive
  • do a check-up
  • have a pap smear done if your nurse or doctor has recommended this for you

Do the following

You can book an appointment electronically at your regional contraceptive clinic.

To whom and on what terms

The service is free of charge.

Visits at the contraceptive clinic are free. Soite offers free contraceptives for residents in the Soite area who are younger than 25.

Background information

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.

Basic information

The service is provided byCentral Ostrobothnia Joint Municipal Authority for Social and Health Services Soite
Responsible for the serviceCentral Ostrobothnia Joint Municipal Authority for Social and Health Services Soite
Area Halsua, Kannus, Kaustinen, Kokkola, Kronoby, Lestijärvi, Perho, Reisjärvi, Toholampi, Veteli
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish
Text edited by: Central Ostrobothnia Joint Municipal Authority for Social and Health Services Soite
Updated: 10/6/2021