Birth control is any method to prevent pregnancy. While most commonly associated with oral pills, there are a lot of different birth control options out there. We are here to help you figure it all out.
The most common method of birth control, this too have a lot of options and required a consultation with a physician to find the best option for you.
These pills contain two types of hormones either in the say amount each day or a varying amount to provide different levels of hormones. These can be taken for 3 weeks before stopping or switching to sugar pills or 12 weeks at a time. Examples include, Tri-cyclen, Seasonale, Yazmin, Yaz.
Also known as the minipill, these is a good option for women who cannot take estrogen. Examples include Jencycla, Micronor.
They are known as combination only pills as they contain both estrogen and progestin and stop the release of an egg and thickening the cervival mucus. Both of these stop the sperm from reaching the egg thus preventing pregnancy.
With progestin-only pills, these medications stop the entry of the sperm by thickening cervical music and making it hard for an egg to implant by thinning the endometrium. They may also prevent ovulation.
Choose or consult with best Birth Controlling method.
If you already have a prescription, you can send us a copy of the prescription or an image of your current medication vial. Consultations with a physician can be scheduled in the app itself or if you are near one of our affiliate clinics, you can visit in person.
Various methods of birth control have varying level of effectiveness. When used as directed, oral birth control, patches, IUDs are more effective than physical methods of birth control. While under perfect use birth control pills are 99% effective, in real life it is shown to be about 90% effective with one year of use.
Currently there is no birth control pill designed for men.
The choice of birth control is specific to each individual. Please schedule a session with one of our doctors to discuss which method is best for you.
Birth control is covered by the province of Ontario until the age of 25 after which your private drug plan may cover the cost of your medication. Please reach out to one of our staff if you have specific questions about your drug coverage.
Birth control pills are fairly well tolerated in most patients. Some of the mild side effects such as nausea and headaches go away in a few weeks. If you have specific questions about your medications, please reach out to one of our pharmacists.
If you already have a prescription, you can easily fill it by sending us a picture of your prescription or a label of you current label. If you have previously ordered from us, our refill process only takes one click. If you do not have a prescription, your first step would be to schedule an appointment with one of our physicians or fill a prescription request form for birth control.
We offer free delivery across Canada for birth control medication.
While some patient may experience some transient side effects from birth control, in rare instances they may be severe enough requiring stopping the treatment. If you are experiencing any side effects, please speak with our pharmacist or physicians.
We carry all brands of birth control which are approved for sale in Canada.
Please schedule a consultation with one of our physicians to discuss if you are a good candidate to safely use contraception pills.
The usual method is to take the one pill every day around the same time for 21 days and then stop for 7 days. Some birth control regimen may require you to take it for 3 months before stopping for a period like bleed.
You can either schedule an appointment with one of our physician or fill the birth control questionnaire in the prescription request section of the app.
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