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My GF and I are trying to get Birth Control Pills. Just wanted to know:

1.) What brand/kind pills works the best
2.) Price Ranges of the pills
3.) How much would we be paying over a matter of time
4.) Doctor fees/ checkup fees, etc..

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costs really depend on whether or not you have insurance or can get pills through your school or a clinic. these options tend to be cheaper. if you don't have insurance, pills can be around $25 per month or more.
as far as brands go, that isn't really up to you! different pills work well for different people, so your girlfriend needs to go to the doctor, who will give her a full exam and write a prescription for a pill that he or she thinks would be appropriate. some times it takes some trial and error to find the right pill. again, doctor fees vary. hope that helps.


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Only a dr. can prescribe birth control pills. You need to have a pelvic and pap smear and the Dr chooses which brand and dosage is appropriate. Self medicating is not a good idea. Birth control pills are medication and can cause serious complications.
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i agree, its perscribed from your doctor, so you your g/f would need to go see her/him. Since birth control pills are percribed for different things. (for example: i was perscribed to lessen my period and lessen pain), a lower dose.Aswell you can ask the doctor for his/her opionon, or pro knowledge of the best brand/kinds of birthcontrol. Insurance/coverage is alot easier, since you dont have to pay, without it it cost from 20-25 a month (which in my opioion is worth it, if it helps take away the chance of pregnancy).

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With insurance, picking my pills up at the pharmacy was $30.24. It occured to us that it would be cheaper to use the send away pharmacy that my dad's insurance uses. It's $15 for a 3 month supply. This is for Ortho Tri Cyclene.

My now pregnant friend went to Planned Parenthood, and got her pills for free, because she has no income. They operate on a sliding scale, if I remember correctly.

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I got birth control without tell my parents or having to get checked out i pay 10 dollars a month. I went to the school nurse she just asked me some questions and she gave the the birth control as easy as that.
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