What are Oral Contraceptives?
Oral contraceptives, commonly known as birth control pills, are medications taken by mouth to prevent pregnancy. They contain hormones that regulate the menstrual cycle and inhibit ovulation, reducing the likelihood of conception.
Can I get Oral Contraceptives with Pharmacy First?
With the implementation of Pharmacy First, accessing oral contraceptives has become more convenient and accessible. Previously, we could only provide refills for individuals already prescribed birth control pills.
However, with Pharmacy First, we are now authorised to provide oral contraceptives for the first time without the need for a GP’s visit. This significant change allows you to obtain birth control pills directly from us, streamlining the process and eliminating the need for additional appointments.
How Can Pearl Chemist Group Help?
At Pearl Chemist Group, our experienced pharmacists are dedicated to supporting your reproductive health needs. Whether you are considering starting oral contraceptives for the first time or seeking a refill, our pharmacists can provide personalised guidance and advice. We offer consultations to discuss contraceptive options, address any concerns or questions you may have, and ensure that you are well-informed about your chosen method of birth control.
Additionally, our pharmacists can conduct screenings to assess your eligibility for oral contraceptives and provide ongoing support to help you manage your contraceptive regimen effectively.
Overall, Pearl Chemist Group pharmacists facilitate convenient access of oral contraceptives without even needing a visit to a GP. They also provide expert advice and recommend suitable birth control options.
Our branches are located across South London, including, Banstead, Earlsfield, Epsom, London, Merton, Morden, Streatham, Tolworth, Tooting, Wandsworth, and Wimbledon.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
A: Yes, as of December 1st 2023, we can provide oral contraceptives to individuals for the first time without the need for a doctor's visit.
A: No, you do not need a prescription under Pharmacy First. Our pharmacists can assess your eligibility and provide oral contraceptives directly.
A: We offer a range of oral contraceptive options to suit individual needs. Our pharmacists can discuss the available options and help you choose the most suitable one for you.
A: Yes, our experienced pharmacists provide personalised counselling and guidance to ensure that you are well-informed about your chosen method of birth control.
A: Yes, if you are considering switching to oral contraceptives, our pharmacists can discuss your options and provide guidance on making the transition safely.
A: Our pharmacists will conduct a screening to assess your eligibility for oral contraceptives. Factors such as medical history, current medications, and lifestyle considerations may be taken into account.