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7470604 tn?1396498950

URGENT PLEASE

I'm a day from finishing my last prescribed birth control pills. I have no more refills. Also got no insurance so I can't go to doctor and get more prescribed because the consult is too expensive. I wanted to know if there's any birth control pills over the counter or other birth control methods. Where can I get them? This was my first pregnancy and my first time with birth control pills so I'm kinda lost. Any information will be greatly appreciated.
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You could still go see a doctor but you will have to pay out of pocket. And no, you can't get bc pills otc, needs to be prescribed by a doctor. You can use condoms as a form of bc. I don't know about your pharmacy but at any pharmacy I've gone to where I'm from if your current prescription runs out, the pharmacy will contact your doctor for a request to refill that prescription.
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7470604 tn?1396498950
Oh thanks, didn't know pharmacy's can do that. But I don't think they do that over here. I heard you can buy bc pills online buy I don't know if it's safe. Do have any knowledge on that?
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I wouldn't buy any pills online. You never know what's in them and what side effects they have.
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Just go to a planned Parenthood or something like that they can give you pills plus if you qualify you would get them for free depending on your income my bf had to do this ..
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Are you located in the US? You should be able to just call the pharmacy and request a refill. Anytime I've been out of refills, I still request it from the pharmacy and either the doc's office refills it or they call me and tell me that I need to come in to see the doc before they can refill.

There are no over the counter birth control pills available in the US. And anything you buy online is not guaranteed to be safe or effective. I wouldn't risk it.  In the meantime, you should use condoms and chart your cycles on an app. There are a lot of them out there.
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Do you have a planned parenthood in your area? If so they provide free care at their clinic as well as free birth control for people who cannot afford it. The amount you pay is directly set up to your income. Its on a donation basis. Basically you pay what you can afford.
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