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Birth Control Made Easy
There are many different types of birth control that are available to women. The most popular is the birth control pill, including combination pills with estrogen and progestin, and the progestin only pill.
To request birth control online, you can book an appointment, speak with a physician online and pick up your prescription from any local pharmacy of your choice. It’s easy to discuss your birth control needs and get personalized treatment with PlushCare doctors.
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What Kind of Birth Control Methods are Available?
Birth Control Implant
Can cost $0-$1300
Lasts up to 5 years
Birth Control Shot
Can cost $0-$150
Get Every 3 months
Birth Control Patch
Can cost $0-$150
Intrauterine Device (IUD)
Can cost $0-$1300
Lasts up to 3 to 12 years
Can cost $0-$200
Birth Control Pill
Can cost $0-$50
Take every day
What happens when you stop taking birth control?
When you stop taking the birth control pill, it is possible to get pregnant almost immediately, though since every woman’s body is different, there is no way to tell exactly how your body will react when going off birth control. Your period will take time to adjust, and your body may experience other changes. As your hormone levels go back to normal, you may experience some of the same period symptoms you had before going on birth control.
Can I purchase birth control online?
You can get prescribed birth control online from an online doctor. During an online consultation you’ll discuss your medical history, lifestyle and your preferred method of birth control, the doctor will then recommend a birth control method and can write a prescription for birth control pills, when appropriate. They will electronically send this prescription to the pharmacy of your choice where you can go pick it up.
How to get birth control pills online
You may be able to order birth control online after speaking with a licensed
Here is an overview of how to get birth control pills online:
– First, book an appointment with a licensed doctor online. PlushCare allows you to speak with a board-certified doctor from the comfort and privacy of your home.
– During the appointment, speak with your physician about your medical history and find more about birth control options.
– After your virtual consultation, your doctor can prescribe a recommended form of birth control. Your prescription for birth control pills or other birth control methods will electronically be sent to a local pharmacy for you to pick up.
How can I get birth control pills without going to the doctor?
You can get birth control pills without going to the doctor by speaking to a doctor online instead. To get a birth control prescription from the comfort of your home >book an online appointment. The online doctor will electronically send your prescription to your pharmacy where you can go pick it up.
Can you buy birth control over the counter?
Condoms and spermicide are the only form of birth control you can get over the
counter. Other methods of birth control, such as birth control pills, require a prescription. Some forms of
birth control, such as an IUD, must be implanted by a doctor.
You may be able to get birth control pills online by speaking with an online doctor at PlushCare. Book an appointment with a physician to learn more about online birth control options.
How long does it take to get a prescription for birth control?
After speaking to a doctor about your birth control needs you can get prescribed. At PlushCare we often have same-day appointments available and the average birth control appointment lasts less than 15 minutes. The doctor will send your birth control prescription to the pharmacy of your choice immediately following your appointment.
Can you buy birth control at Walmart?
Yes. The pharmacy at Walmart carries many types of birth control pills. You will need your doctor to send your birth control prescription to Walmart before you can pick it up.
How to get free birth control
If you have health insurance you can get birth control at no cost. The Affordable Care Act requires insurance companies to cover the cost of contraceptives. If you are uninsured, you can get birth control for as little as $18/month.
How long does it take for birth control to work?
It typically takes 7 days for birth control to begin working. This will depend on the method of birth control. Be sure to talk with your doctor about how long your birth control will take to work.
What kinds of birth control are available?
There are many kinds of birth control available. It is important to talk to you doctor about what method will work best for you. Some of the most popular methods are the birth control pill, implant, intrauterine device (IUD), shot, vaginal ring, and patch.
What birth control can I take to treat acne?
Combination birth control pills containing both estrogen and some form of progesterone are the best birth control pills for managing acne symptoms. This is because estrogen and progesterone work together to lower the circulation of androgens (the acne-causing hormone) in your bloodstream. Your skin then produces less oil in the sebaceous glands, meaning fewer zits!
Make sure the pill you choose has both estrogen and progesterone to be effective. Avoid the minpill, Depo-Provera shot and IUDs, as they only contain progesterone. In fact, types of birth control containing only progesterone can sometimes worsen acne.
What are the best brands of birth control for acne?
Currently, the only three birth control brands approved by the FDA to treat acne are Yaz, Ortho Tri-Cyclen and Estrostep. These brands all contain the same form of estrogen in a low dosage, but have different forms of progesterone that may be responsible for slightly different side effects. Ortho Tri-Cyclen is available with different doses of progestin (a synthetic form of progesterone), and Estrostep with different doses of estrogen. These differences may be worth considering for other reasons, but studies haven’t shown there to be a great difference in how effective each pill is in treating acne.
While these three brands are the only ones approved by the FDA to treat acne, doctors may still prescribe other oral contraceptives for the same purpose. Yasmin and Alesse are two other popular choices for treating acne which have been proven effective in clinical studies, but don’t have official FDA approval. Your doctor might also prescribe topical creams or antibiotics to use in conjunction with your birth control for best results. If you don’t see clearer skin after a few months, you might want to switch pills or look into another form of acne treatment.
Who can take birth control for acne?
Birth control for acne is not for everyone. You are eligible to take birth control for your acne if you meet the following qualifications:
-Women over the age of 14
-Women who have entered puberty (started menstruating)
-Women who are not currently pregnant
Do antibiotics affect birth control?
Most antibiotics do not affect birth control, though it is important to consult with a physician if you are unsure. To date, the only antibiotic known to affect birth control pills is rifampin, usually prescribed for tuberculosis treatment. Rifampin can decrease estrogen levels in your birth control pill, reducing the pill’s ability to suppress ovulation. Aside from rifampin, you should not have any problems taking an antibiotic while on birth control.
What is non hormonal birth control?
Non hormonal birth control is a form of contraception that does not contain hormones. Birth control that uses hormones to prevent pregnancy often contains progesterone, estrogen, or a combination of both.
What are non hormonal birth control options?
Non hormonal birth control can come in the form of barrier methods, such as condoms, diaphragms, and cervical caps. Instead of using hormones to change your body chemistry into not producing the necessary environment to get pregnant, they simply block the sperm from entering the cervix.
There is also a non hormonal IUD. An IUD, or intrauterine device, is a type of birth control device that is inserted into your uterus and can be left in for up to 12 years. There are two main types of IUDs: copper IUDs, like ParaGard, and hormonal IUDs, like Mirena or Skyla. The copper IUD is a method of birth control without hormones and can be used by people with a preference for non-hormonal or have a history of medical problems because of birth control hormones. Many women prefer this method for natural birth control as it is extremely effective, hormone free, and requires no upkeep. However, side effects include abnormal bleeding, cramps, and more.
Talk to one of our doctors to see which non hormonal birth control option is best for you.
What is low estrogen birth control?
Most birth control pills contain a combination of estrogen and progestin. While effective at preventing pregnancy, high levels of estrogen in birth control pills often come with a host of undesirable side effects.
If you like the idea of taking a pill for birth control, but want to avoid estrogen and its side effects altogether, you might consider the minipill: a progestin-only birth control pill. On top of being estrogen-free, the minipill actually has less progestin than combination oral contraceptives which contain both estrogen and progestin.
The mini birth control pill works by thinning the lining of the uterus and thickening the cervical mucus. This prevents sperm from reaching an egg and helps to suppress ovulation. You may still have periods while taking the mini birth control pill and it is important to take the pill at the same time every day.
What happens if you miss one of your birth control pills?
If you miss a birth control pill, what you should do depends on how many pills you have not taken on schedule (how many you have missed), and what part of your cycle you are in. If it has been 24 hours or less since you should have taken your last birth control pill, you are still most likely protected against pregnancy.
What to do if you have missed one pill:
– Take the pill you missed as soon as you remember, even if this causes you to take two in the same day.
– Continue on your daily schedule
– Choose to begin your seven days of inactive pills (or begin your seven-day break)
– Check the packaging of your birth control pills for additional information
If it has been 48 hours or less since you should have taken your last birth control pill (you have missed two birth control pills), your protection against pregnancy may be compromised.
Ask your doctor for more information.
Do you gain weight on birth control pills?
While some patients report minor weight gain (between 2-4 pounds) in the first few months of taking combination birth control pills, scientific studies have not found a basis for causation between taking birth control pills and weight gain. The majority of studies on the subject conclude that this weight is a result of water retention, not necessarily fat.
When do you get your period on birth control pills?
Different brands of birth control pills offer different quantities of hormones, and can affect the flow, timing, and side effects associated with your monthly period.
– If you take a 28-day pack of combination birth control pills, your period will come during the final week of the cycle, when you are taking the four to seven inactive pills (depending on which brand you use).
– Depending on the type of progestin-only birth control pills or minipills your doctor prescribes, your period may be longer or shorter than normal, or may stop completely.
Where can I learn more about birth control?
Take our Birth Control Quiz to see if you are ready to get a birth control prescription.
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