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Can you get birth control over the counter in NZ?

Can you get birth control over the counter in NZ?

Some brands of contraceptive pills are available over-the-counter from your pharmacist if the eligibility criteria are met. These include pills that contain desogestrel, ethinylestradiol, norethisterone and levonorgestrel.

Can you get the contraceptive pill over the counter?

Contraceptive pill can be bought over the counter in UK pharmacies for the first time. Purchasers will need to have a consultation with pharmacists before being sold two types of progesterone-only, so-called “mini pills – but will not require a prescription from their GP.

What contraceptive pills are available in NZ?

Which COCs are available in New Zealand?

  • 20 micrograms. Levonorgestrel 100 micrograms. Femme-Tab ED. Microgynon 20 ED.
  • 30 micrograms. Levonorgestrel 150 micrograms. Femme-Tab ED. Levlen ED.
  • 35 micrograms. Norethisterone 500 micrograms. Necon† Norimin.
  • 50 micrograms. Levonorgestrel 125 micrograms. Microgynon 50 ED.

Can a pharmacist prescribe contraception?

In recent years, pharmacies have increased their offering to provide a variety of different sexual and reproductive health services, including contraception, advice, testing and treatment for some sexually transmitted infections.

Am I still protected if I take 2 pills in one day?

If you have missed 1 pill anywhere in the pack or started a new pack 1 day late, you’re still protected against pregnancy. You should: take the last pill you missed now, even if this means taking 2 pills in 1 day. carry on taking the rest of the pack as normal.

What is the cheapest form of birth control?

Longer-term birth control, such as IUDs, diaphragms, and birth control shots, may be a better value over time than short-term methods. For example, the cheapest form of birth control, men’s condoms, will cost $1 per use. No doctor’s visit is required.

Do I have to go to the doctors to get The Pill?

Going on the pill – what you need to know. “Before you can go on the pill, a doctor or nurse has to assess whether you can take it. To get started, you need to make an appointment with your GP or nurse, go to a sexual health clinic or complete an online assessment through a UK regulated online doctor service.”

Where can I get The Pill for free?

You can get free contraception and condoms from:

  • most GP surgeries (talk to your GP or practice nurse)
  • community contraceptive clinics.
  • some genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics.
  • sexual health clinics (these offer contraceptive and STI testing services)
  • some young people’s services.

Where can I get the pill for free?

Is it bad to take 2 birth control pills at once?

Yes, it’s absolutely safe to take two pills in one day, including taking two pills at once. That said, the most effective and best way to take your birth control pill is to take one every day (and if you’re taking the mini-pill, it’s extra important to take it at the same time every day).

What are the side effects of taking 2 birth control pills at once?

Most likely nothing. Taking two birth control pills in one day won’t have any long-term health effects and probably won’t cause any symptoms. The extra dose could cause you to feel a bit nauseous that day, but it’ll pass quickly.

Can you buy birth control over the counter?

Some oral contraceptives can be sold over the counter after a consultation with a pharmacist (conditions apply.) There are some choices about which type of pill to take. Contraceptive pills are safe but not all types are suitable for all women.

Who is eligible for a contraceptive pill prescription?

These include pills that contain desogestrel, ethinylestradiol, norethisterone and levonorgestrel. Women who have previously been prescribed a contraceptive pill within the last three years and who are (one of the following): wanting the contraceptive pill after having a baby and have used it before.

Can a breastfeeding woman get an over the counter pill?

(If you are breastfeeding you can be given a progesterone-only pill and will be referred back to your doctor). If you’re unsure whether you’re eligible to get over the counter oral contraceptives, discuss this with your pharmacist.