Where should I start looking for birth control?
When trying birth control for the first time, it’s recommended that you see your regular doctor or gynecologist to talk through the many options there are — everything from vaginal rings and patches to the more old-fashioned contraceptive pills. Of course, condoms are one of the safest choices, as they also protect you against sexually transmitted infections (STI). They also are widely available and easy to buy. Once you are in a long-term relationship and feel safe enough to stop using condoms but think it’s still too early to have kids, there are a lot of reliable contraceptives on the market. And you aren’t alone: a 2013 study showed that 77% of U.S. women of reproductive age were using some form of contraception.
Your doctor will help you choose the most suitable option for you. She later on also can suggest alternatives, should you not be happy with your first choice. After all, some women are susceptible to the potential side effects of estrogen-containing birth control.
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However, once you’ve settled on a certain type of contraceptive and are comfortable with it, there’s no need to go to the doctor every three months or so to get a prescription for new supplies. Getting a doctor’s appointment will cost you a lot of time and money, and you’ll also have to stop by the pharmacy afterward to pick up the medication.
In the age of online shopping, there’s a much faster and more convenient way of getting new birth control supplies: you can simply buy the contraceptives online from accredited internet pharmacies like Medzino. Through a brief and confidential online consultation on our site, a U.S. licensed physician will issue you a new prescription for your preferred birth control. Of course, if the physician has concerns that your current choice may not be the best medication, you may be prescribed a safer and more effective medication. Therefore, to find out what’s best for you, our doctor may ask you about your family’s medical history, pre-existing conditions and any medications you currently are taking.
After the prescription has been issued, you can conveniently order your contraceptives online in a heartbeat. They then are shipped to you in plain, discreet packaging within a business day or two.
One last thing to bear in mind
Hormone-based contraceptives such as pills, rings or patches, aren’t for all age groups. The estrogen they contain can be harmful to women aged 35 and older. It’s not that the pill per se is dangerous, but the hormones can exacerbate pre-existing medical conditions that are more likely with increased age. The biggest concern is blood clotting (thrombosis). This risk grows if you are past 35 and a regular smoker and/or overweight.
If you think you belong to this risk group, make sure to discuss the potential risks of hormone-based birth control with your regular doctor or gynecologist.
- Polis, Chelsea B., and Kathryn M. Curtis. “Use of Hormonal Contraceptives and HIV Acquisition in Women: A Systematic Review of the Epidemiological Evidence.” The Lancet Infectious Diseases, vol. 13, no. 9, 1 Sept. 2013, pp. 797–808, www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(13)70155-5/fulltext, 10.1016/S1473-3099(13)70155-5. Accessed 12 Apr. 2020.