If you like it then you shoulda put a NuvaRing on it
March 14, 2014 1:00 PM Subscribe
What's the most efficient way to get non-condom birth control without health insurance?
posted by Sara C. to Health & Fitness (26 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
It's that time of the relationship where No More Condoms is on the table. I'm up for going back on hormonal birth control, but I don't have health insurance.
How do I do this?
Ideally, I would go to Planned Parenthood (or similar cheap clinic?), and they would write me a prescription for monthly hormonal birth control, which I would pay out of pocket for. But is there a better way? A cheaper way? A faster way (in terms of scheduling appointments and such)? Is it possible to get a birth control prescription without a well woman exam?
Also, since I'll be out of pocket, what's the cheapest option for birth control prescriptions? Am I correct in assuming that I'm looking at going on the pill as opposed to NuvaRing? Is "the shot" still a thing?
I am not interested in an IUD at this point, for various well-considered reasons.
I'm in the US, in the LA area if anyone has specific recommendations of a clinic to go to or nonprofit to call, or particular tips about LA Planned Parenthood.
(I have weighed out all the options and am 100% sure that I don't care about hormonal birth control messing with my precious lady rhythms or whatnot. Please do not answer this question with "hormonal birth control is bad because..." That is not what I'm asking about.)