Question: Can You Get Birth Control Without Seeing A Doctor?

Can a 13 year old go on the pill?

A: Yes, recent studies report that 18 percent of teenage girls (age 13 to 18), or almost 1 in 5, are on the birth control pill.

It’s more socially acceptable now than it was years ago to have a frank discussions with moms and daughters about birth control..

Can a 17 year old get birth control without parents knowing?

Can I get birth control at Planned Parenthood without my parents permission? In most states, teens are allowed to get birth control without their parents’ permission at their nearest Planned Parenthood health center or from their regular doctor or nurse.

Do I have to go to the doctors to get the pill?

Certain medical contraceptives, such as contraceptive pills, require a prescription that you can only get from a doctor. If you are 16 or older you will usually be given the contraceptives you require as long as they are safe for you.

Can you buy birth control pills over the counter at Walmart?

Most drugstores and grocery stores such as Walgreens, CVS, and Walmart offer OTC birth control in stores or online. If you’re looking for a particular brand and can’t find it in the store, try the store’s website where there’s often a larger selection. OTC birth control options are nonhormonal.

Why are birth control pills not over the counter?

Some health care practitioners are leery of making oral contraceptives OTC, citing safety concerns. ACOG’s Committee on Gynecologic Practice believes any safety concerns are not great enough to deter reclassification of oral contraceptives to OTC.

What do I say to my doctor to get birth control?

Your health care provider will want to talk with you about your medical history and check your blood pressure. You might also need a pelvic exam. Your health care provider may also want to know about your sex life and sexual history: how many partners you’ve had, what kind of birth control you currently use, etc.

How can I get birth control without going to the doctor?

You can get birth control 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 birth control be bought over the counter?

As of now, the only available over-the-counter birth control pills are for emergency contraception. You need a doctor’s prescription to get birth control pills (either progestin-only pills, combination pills, or extended cycle pills).

Can I go on birth control without my parents knowing?

Yes. You do not need permission from a parent or guardian to get birth control. In fact, it is unethical and illegal for clinic workers or health care providers to tell your parents/guardians you were even at the clinic. The agreement to keep your visit private is called a confidentiality agreement.

Does birth control make you thick?

Though large-scale reviews haven’t found that the pill causes weight gain, it can change a woman’s body shape and composition. There are three big reasons for this, and they have to do with muscle, fluid retention, and fat.

Do you have to go to a gynecologist for birth control?

You need to see a doctor or nurse to get the types of birth control that work best to prevent pregnancy — like the IUD, implant, shot, pill, patch, or ring. You can get these kinds of birth control from your regular doctor or gynecologist, or at your nearest Planned Parenthood health center.

Do they sell birth control at CVS?

CVS carries a wide range of female contraceptives and offers discreet shipping for your convenience.

Does the pill stop periods?

Taking birth control pills is an effective wayto prevent pregnancy and treat many medical conditions. Since the pill works by introducing different hormones into your system, it can affect your menstrual cycle. Some women may have lighter bleeding, and others may skip their periods entirely.

Can I buy birth control at Target?

National chain stores and pharmacies such as Target and Walmart often carry a diverse selection of over-the-counter birth control methods. As long as you’ve got a will, plus the following things, there’s a way: A way to get there. We’re talking physically going to the store, so, you’ll need to figure that out.

Can your primary care doctor prescribe birth control?

You must get a prescription from a doctor. You typically can get a prescription for birth control from your primary care prescription (PCP), an OBGYN, or via mail order birth control services, such as Nurx or the Pill Club. Check and make sure with your health insurance plan if they cover mail order services.

Can I buy birth control pills at CVS?

Who is eligible for a consultation and prescription for birth control prescribed by a CVS pharmacist? Every patient who is 18 and older is eligible for a consultation with a CVS pharmacist.

Can I get the pill at 15?

Contraception services are free and confidential, including for people under 16 years old. This means the doctor or nurse won’t tell your parents or anyone else, as long as they believe you’re mature enough to understand the information and decisions involved.