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A 49-year-old member asked:

Doctors, do you think i can buy birth control pills without a prescription if i'm a minor?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
No, but: In some states a minor can request women's health treatments including BCP's from free family planning clinics and planned parenthood.

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A 50-year-old member asked:

Could i buy birth control pills without a prescription as a minor?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
A Verified Doctoranswered
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Not currently: Not currently. There is some discussion about supplying them OTC. In the meantime, you can go to the health department and get birth control.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What stores can I buy birth control pills without prescriptions? What do you suggest?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Available OTC: There are some otc products.Spermicides, male and female condoms, the sponge and emergency contraceptives. Since there are significant risks associated with bcp, they are prescription. Used appropriately, the otc products do provide acceptable birth control.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Why can't I get birth control pills without a prescription?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 27 years experience
Good question.: That's because physician supervision is advisable when taking ocps, especially at the extremes of reproductive age (<18, >35), to avoid drug interactions, health risks, side effects, contraindications.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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