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Birth control pills that are available over the counter - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi Doctor
I have a question on which birth control pill to use. Could you kindly suggest one which is suitable for Indians.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.XXX
Doctor :   Where are you?
Doctor :   What is your age?
User :   Hello Doctor..
User :   I am currently in the XXX and I am 25 years of age
Doctor :   All the birth control pills are prescription based because of different side effects
User :   I am unable to consult any doctor at present since I am new to the place and do not know any doctor in this place
User :   is it possible to prescribe a birth control pill for me
Doctor :   But you do not get the pills at any store without prescription
User :   Oh ok... I will be back to India after 3 months... is there any other possibility of requesting it
Doctor :   Actually you can visit a PCP there
Doctor :   who can prescribe you one
User :   sorry doctor... can you pls let me know wat is PCP
Doctor :   Primary care provider
Doctor :   Let me check if there are some OTC's
Doctor :   Which city are you in?
User :   I am currently in XXX
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Yeah I tried to search for any Non prescription birth control pills but non are available over the counter without prescription
Doctor :   Condoms, Vaginal sponges, Spermicide gels are available OTC's
Doctor :   to prevent pregnancy
User :   Ok Doctor.. Maybe I should suggest it to my husband..
Doctor :   Yes
User :   thank you for the help... Since we were newly married I was a little confused on how to proceed
User :   I shall consult a doctor once I am back to India
Doctor :   You should try them or go to a Doctor
User :   Ok Doctor.. Thank you
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