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    Birth Control Pills - Cost and Where to Buy Quality Contraceptive Pills

    • 4.7   (7 Votes)
    Medically Reviewed by Dr. Deepika Tiwari - MBBS on 28 Aug 2018 - Written by Dr. Sunil Eshwar - MBBS - Grammatically Approved by Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal - MBBS

    Birth control pills are affordable in cost and can be bought online quite easily. These contraceptive pills need to checked for the expiry date and right dosage to receive the desired results. Birth control pills are easily accessible and can be bought online.

    Most of you who try to avoid pregnancy often choose birth control pills as the most effective birth control method. Birth control pills are hormone-containing tablets that prevent you from getting pregnant. These pills thicken the cervical mucus, which increases the acidic nature of the vaginal cavity. Under such condition sperm cannot survive and ultimately dies. These are effective and affordable medicines, which you can use safely. Moreover, you can get free birth control pills if you have a medical or health insurance. It will be easier for you to know how to get birth control pills if you qualify for any government programme that includes providing free birth control pills.

    What is the cost of Birth Control Pills?

    While choosing your birth control pills, you will obviously go for trusted brands. Most of the branded pills are available in a monthly pack. Their prices can vary from $0-$ 50 i.e. from 50-300 Rs, depending on the brand.  If you are consulting a doctor to know how to get birth control pills, the consultation cost can vary from $35 to $ 250 i.e. Indian Rs 2100 to Rs 15,000.

    Consulting a doctor to know of birth control pills

    This is because the doctor can ask you to take some test. These tests are sometimes necessarily done to check whether your body is fit to take birth control pills or not. However, you can get free birth control pills if you have a health insurance or you qualify for any of the government programmes. Birth Control Pills can help you plan your pregnancy better. Moreover, if you get them free of cost, your stress of avoiding pregnancy will lower down a bit more.

    How Can You Get Free Birth Control Pills?

    To know how to get birth control pills, you should first know that you could get free birth control pills. There are several health insurance plans, which cover low cost or free birth control pills for the beneficiary.  Under the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), most of the health insurance plans cover free birth control pills. Many of these plans cover only trusted brands to provide free birth control pills to the beneficiary.

    Free birth control pills

    However, there are several health insurance plans, which you can take to get free consultation from doctor as well. It will help you plan your pregnancy better. With a health insurance, you can easily get free birth control pills. You can even consult your health insurance provider to know how to get birth control pills.

    Where can I buy Birth Control Pills?

    You can get free birth control pills at any of the drug stores or health clinics. To find how to get birth control pills, you need to have a doctor’s prescription. A nurse or any health clinic can also give the prescription. While you visit any doctor, nurse or health clinic, they can ask you to take some tests. They tend to conduct these tests to check whether it’s safe for you or not. They need to make sure that you can be pregnant once you stop taking these pills. A visit to doctor or nurse will help you to choose best birth control pills and you can plan your pregnancy better.

    Hope this article has been able to resolve your query on how to get birth control pills. Follow Ela Woman blog to get regular updates on fertility health and treatments.

    Dr. Sunil Eshwar

    Written by

    Infertility Specialist, IVF Specialist

    Dr. Sunil Eshwar is an Infertility specialist who is presently specializing in laparoscopic surgery, high-risk pregnancies and infertility treatments such as IVF and IUI. Dr. Sunil Eshwar completed his MBBS from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute in 2000 and MD from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) in 2004. Later, he completed DNB from National Board of Examination in 2006. Dr. Sunil Eshwar is currently practicing at Apollo Fertility, Brookfield, Bangalore. For more information about Dr. Sunil Eshwar, visit


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    Kartika Sagar

    Every woman should have this facility in their health insurance plan. Good piece of information and thanks for sharing.

    Sept. 25, 2018, 9:48 a.m. 5.0


    Shashank Rawal

    My health insurance plan covers 50% of the birth control pills cost. But to avail of this facility, I should only choose one brand and a place to have them on monthly basis.

    Aug. 18, 2018, 3:45 p.m. 5.0


    Pritam Kumar

    I was hoping for some more information like types of health plans to choose, Areas providing these facilities and many more. Though a good article.

    Feb. 13, 2018, 1:41 p.m. 4.5


    Mamta Martha

    Is it true? I never checked my health insurance plan for this facilities. Thanks for the knowledge.

    Dec. 31, 2017, 11:39 p.m. 4.5


    Ebony Owens

    My health insurance plan doesn't cover any free birth control pills cost. And my yearly expense on birth control pills is about $600. Should I switch to some other contraceptive measure?

    Nov. 12, 2017, 10:36 a.m. 5.0


    Ericka Grigsby

    Birth control pills are really effective birth control method. Getting free birth control pills is like a revolution which can help a large group of women who do not want to have unplanned pregnancy or want to avoid it simply. Free birth control pills can even help women to focus on the other asp...

    Oct. 30, 2017, 4:37 p.m. 4.5


    Arpita Rai

    One should follow a regime to start with the birth control pills. One can pick a Sunday to take the first pill, with the goal that they don't have periods on the ends of the week. Amid the initial 7 days of pills, another safety measure like a condom or diaphragm should be used for conception pre...

    Oct. 30, 2017, 4:37 p.m. 4.5

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