Birth control and sexual health
You can discuss sexual health matters at any appointment. There’s also plenty of sexual health information available in the Health information resource.
Birth controlled is planned individually together with you and your wishes and health condition is taken into consideration. Birth control advice is provided by public health nurses, supported by general practitioners.
Check also what kinds of birth control services your hometown provides. Some towns offer birth control options free of charge for those under 25 years of age.
Beginning birth control at FSHS
In case you wish to start using hormonal contraceptives please fill in the form “Starting contraception” at the Self online service. We will contact you after you have filled in the form. You can also contact us by phone or SelfChat.
Switching to another contraceptive
If you want to switch to another contraceptive, please fill in the form “Switching to another contraceptive” at the Self online service. We will contact you after you have filled in the form.
Renewing contraceptive prescriptions
When you request a prescription renewal, please fill in the form “Renewal of birth control prescriptions” at the Self-service. We will contact you after you have submitted the form.
If you renew your contraceptive prescription online through the MyKanta-services, you can read the instructions on the kanta.fi
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
You will receive advise related to sexually transmitted diseases through the need for treatment assessment conducted either by phone or SelfChat. If necessary, refer you for an appointment. A free of charge home test kit is also available for chlamydia and gonorrhea.
Other sexual health matters and guidance
Public health nurses and general practitioners will advise and help you in matters or problems relating to sexuality and sexual health. They can also refer you to other healthcare services if necessary. If necessary, remote consultations with a sex counsellor are also available.