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Nay
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I've been wanting to get on the pill for a while now to be both safe and have a normal monthly flow. Ever since I started getting my period i've never had it monthly. I get it every 2-3 months which often stresses me out from making me worried I may be pregnant. I'd like to know a few things though when going to any doctor to get a prescription for the pill do they just ask questions or exam you as well or what? Also I have no insurance or any money. Is there places that give it for free/cheap prices?
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copper86
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Hello!

I'm not an expert on prescription protocols, but for getting something like the pill, doctors could ask you questions (history of certain illnesses, if you take any other medications, if you have a history of blood clots), and do an exam as well. For me, they would take my blood pressure too. I'm not sure what else they would do - it really depends on your medical history. Planned Parenthood and some clinics do offer cheaper birth control prices. Planned Parenthood is an excellent resource for everything sexuality-related, so it'd be a great place for contraception, STI testing, and general information about health. They're very nice and have a telephone number you can call.

You could always tell the doctor about your periods just so they know about that when you a prescribed a new medication. I'm really not an expert at these things, but there are many knowledgeable staff and volunteers that can give you more detailed advice! Take care! [Smile]

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Robin Lee
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Copper's just about covered it. Sometimes, doctors will want to do a pregnancy test before prescribing birth control.

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