Re: help me - contraceptives
You need a prescription. "The Pill" is the type of medicine it is, but there are MANY formulations out there, many brand-names.
Go to your doctor and tell her you want to start hormonal birth control. She'll take your history, and check to make sure you are able to take the pill (ie don't have a history of blood clots, high blood pressure, etc) and if you are able to take it will decide what brand he or she thinks is best for you and write you a prescription for that. You will then take that to the pharmacy and they'll give you whatever is written on the paper.
If you don't have insurance, you can go to Planned Parenthood. It isn't free most of the time (unless you can prove you need it to be free) but it's fairly cheap in comparison to most doctors. There you will go through the same thing your would at your doctors, only they sell you the pills right there at planned parenthood and generally they're cheaper then they would be from the pharmacy without insurance.
Last edited by Daisies4monkeys; 08-19-2005 at 09:00 AM.