Updated: May 13
These tips are guaranteed to save you time and make it easier for you to get a prescription of 'The Pill' and other hormonal contraceptives online.
Hormonal contraceptives include:
The combined contraceptive pill, also known as the combined oral contraceptive pill (COCP) which contains both oestrogen and progesterone.
The contraceptive vaginal ring and contraceptive patch which also contain both oestrogen and progesterone.
The Progesterone only Pill (POP) which contains progesterone only.
This article mainly focuses on and refers to the Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill, also called, but the principles also apply to the contraceptive vaginal ring, the contraceptive patch and the Progesterone only pill. 'The pill' encompasses any oral contraceptive method so it includes the COCP and the POP.
Links to contraceptive guides, which discuss these various types of contraceptive methods and all methods of contraception can be found at the bottom of the page.
REMEMBER: These types of birth control do not protect against sexually transmitted disease (STI). Ensure you be safe by wearing a condom and having regular STI checks.
STI checks online will be discussed in the next article.
The information in this blog will be relevant to you if:
You are already taking oral contraceptives or the contraceptive patch/vaginal ring regularly i.e. you are getting a refill or repeat prescription of the contraceptive you are taking every day.
You are not having side effects or symptoms from your current contraceptive method. If you are having side effects, you should discuss them with a doctor.
You require emergency contraception; discussed at the end of the article.
The information mostly applies in the UK but most of the information should be useful for our international readers as well.
The three steps
There are three main steps you can take to make the process of getting the pill prescription easier.
1. Take action at least 3-4 weeks before you need your next supply.
2. Take your blood pressure and weight.
3. Request your contraception via an online service or App.
You should see or speak to the Doctor, Practice Nurse or family planning specialist if:
you are having symptoms or side effects that you’d like to discuss
you would like to discuss other types of birth control e.g. long acting reversible contraceptive methods, natural contraceptive methods or actually want to change your method of contraception
You are unsure of or want to discuss whether you need emergency contraception or what type of emergency contraception to take.
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