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A 25-year-old female asked:

Do i need a prescription in order to purchase oral contraceptives? radiologist said i needed them in order to treat polycystic ovaries

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Yes: Oral contraceptives (birth control pills) are hormone pills and are not over-the-counter, regardless of what the reason is for using the pills. One should see her primary care doctor or an Ob-Gyn doctor to be evaluated, and then started on oral contraceptives if needed.
Last updated Jul 1, 2016


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