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Prescribed birth control?

I'm thinking of starting the pill  but I know nothing about it. Usually I would consult my doctor about getting prescribed pills but then I would run the risk of my family finding out through our insurance. Would it be safer if I were to buy the pills at my local pharmacy or better if I went to my doxtor instead?
The only health issue I have is anemia, so I don't know if that would also pose as a problem
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I'm not sure what country you're in but birth control pills are prescription only in the USA. You wouldn't be able to get them without a prescription. Also doctors like to do some type of exam before just writing a script to make sure you don't have any obvious problems that would preclude you from getting on the pill.

There's no way to get around the insurance issue. If you want to pay less via insurance then it would be in the records and your family would see. If you want to pay full price for the pills then request generic but don't be surprised if they're expensive. It seems kind of lame that your family would hassle you about being on the pill. You can always tell them that it's for irregular periods or to help with bleeding and cramps.

Alternatively you could get an IUD which would be a single cost once for the device and implantation and you could pay it out of pocket and your family would never know.

There are a lot of ways to handle this but your first step should be to make an appointment with your ob/gyn to discuss your options.
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