Gabe asked in HealthWomen's Health · 2 months ago

Ways to get Birth control without seeing a doctor?

Asking for a friend who needs birth control to manage really bad periods but who is terrified of doctors and is refusing to see one. Are there any ways to get OTC birth control that can help with periods or to even just get it without having to get a doctor to prescribe it? Im a guy so i dont have very good knowledge of how it works lol. Any help at all will be appreciated thank you!

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  • 2 months ago

    Planned Parenthood

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Won't be possible, you'll have to see one to obtain birth control.

  • ?
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    NO.  The friend MUST see a doctor in order to be prescribed Birth Control.

  • 2 months ago

    No it's a controlled drug so needs a prescription to be obtained.

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  • Lili
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No. There is no OTC birth control that can help with problematic periods.  All forms of birth control that might be useful for that problem must be prescribed by a doctor or qualified nurse-practitioner under the supervision of a doctor.

    I don't know how a "specially trained" pharmacist could do this, since normally, a pelvic exam is required. Moreover, problematic periods REQUIRE the attention of a doctor, since something specific might be causing them.

  • kelvin
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Call your pharmacy: Check if they have a specially trained or licensed pharmacist who can prescribe birth control. If not, you may have to call around or use this tool to find a pharmacy near you that provides the prescription service.

    Complete the screening: At the pharmacy, you’ll be given a short questionnaire and have your blood pressure taken to determine whether you can take hormonal contraception. Trained pharmacists will help you assess which method is best for you. Depending on your medical history, you may not be eligible for the prescription service and will have to consult your physician instead.

    Check GoodRx: Your pharmacist will work with you to find a brand of birth control you can afford, with or without insurance. If you and your pharmacist decide on an oral contraception, remember that GoodRx can sometimes beat your insurance copay. Refer to our explainer on birth control pills to understand your options and i actually looked this up

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    A sponge.         

    Source(s): From reading a book.
  • MissA
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    There's several online pharmacies like Nurx she could try.  She'd have to *consult* with a doctor to get the prescription but it's done remotely.

  • 2 months ago

    any Hormone based pill/patch or shot MUST be prescribed by a Doctor or Nurse Prec.

  • 2 months ago

    Simple Health is an online source for birth control.  www.simplehealth.com

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