Ordering Birth Control Online: Everything You Need to Know
Ordering birth control online can save you significant amounts of money.
It can also save you an errand, an insensitive question, an odd look, and the resulting headache every single time you need to pick up your prescription.
However, the benefits of online birth control go far beyond that.
The best online birth control sources can offer you options (from birth control pills to transdermal patches, progestin-only versions, and beyond) and the information you need to make decisions about your care.
Here, we’ll provide a practical guide to getting the most out of online birth control resources.
Why Order Birth Control Online?
Why would you buy birth control pills online when you could pick them up at your grocery store pharmacy?
There are good reasons that online birth control is becoming more popularized as a safe, accessible option. Those reasons include:
Convenience. Think about why you buy anything online – so you can find and pay for something at a moment’s notice, without leaving your house, and know it’ll be on your doorstep in just a few days.
If you live a particularly busy lifestyle or are far from your favorite brick-and-mortar pharmacy, buying birth control online can save you a lot of time and stress.
Discretion. Birth control is personal. Not everyone wants to buy it in person. Sometimes, being able to buy it privately can help people avoid prying eyes or uncomfortable questions.
This can make the entire process much simpler and more manageable.
Wide selection. As we’ll discuss in more detail below, there are a lot of different types of birth control, each with its own set of goals, side effects, and indications. Yet not every physical pharmacy location offers more than one or two kinds, which can leave people seeking specialized birth control options wanting more.
Online pharmacy websites (and especially international ones) can offer patients much more extensive selections.
Savings! Birth control is often quite expensive. When shopping online, patients usually have more options to price match, use coupons, or simply find a website that reliably offers lower prices.
When you factor in the time saved and the fact that you don’t have to drive anywhere to buy your medication, the savings can seriously add up!
If you start looking online for birth control methods, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. There are a lot of options out there. We’d recommend selecting a safe, reputable, and certified online pharmacy website that offers a range of prescription and non-prescription products as well as the birth control you need.
Online Birth Control Available Through Our Canadian Pharmacy Website
Interested in saving money, time, and stress while you quickly source birth control online? We’re here to help.
Here, through NorthWestPharmacy.com, you can order the following types of popular birth control options in just a few clicks.
Nuvaring (etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a flexible ring used through direct vaginal insertion. Once placed, Nuvaring releases hormones into the patient’s system – etonogestrel and ethinyl estradiol.
Nuvaring is exceedingly effective, when used correctly, as are all of the medications and birth control options in this guide (with each noting efficacy rates of around 99% with proper use).
Nuvaring, in particular, is an excellent choice for those who want a discreet, long-lasting birth control method. After insertion, Nuvaring can be left in place for up to three weeks. Nuvaring should be removed during menstrual bleeding.
You can buy Nuvaring through NorthWestPharmacy.com for around $42.00 per ring.
Yasmin Birth Control
Yasmin Birth Control (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol) is a combination oral contraceptive or birth control pill containing drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol.
This oral contraceptive is taken daily to prevent pregnancy. It can also help treat other hormonal challenges that patients face, from acne to premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
Doctors may sometimes prescribe Yasmin to help patients regulate their menstrual cycles, or even reduce blood loss.
You can buy 63 pills, or a three cycle supply, of Yasmin Birth Control through NorthWestPharmacy.com for around $80.00.
Natazia (also called Qlaira)
Natazia (estradiol valerate and estradiol valerate/dienogest) is a combination oral contraceptive pill, much like Yasmin, but it contains a different hormonal active ingredient duo. This combination is effective when used properly but does have a lower dose of hormones than alternatives.
This can reduce the side effects associated with Natazia and the other hormonal contraceptives on this list, which include nausea, breast tenderness, and headaches.
Your doctor may also prescribe Natazia to regulate your cycle, if that goal works for you and your body.
You can buy 84 pills of Natazia through NorthWestPharmacy.com for around $108.00.
Beyaz (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol/levomefolate) is a combination oral contraceptive with three active ingredients – drospirenone, ethinyl estradiol, and levomefolate. (This is the same combination as Yasmin, with the addition of a third active ingredient.)
That third ingredient gives Beyaz a specific value add: If you’re seeking a birth control option that can also help prevent anemia, Beyaz may be worth considering.
You can buy 28 pills of Beyaz through NorthWestPharmacy.com for around $28.00.
Yaz (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol) is a drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol-based combination oral contraceptive.
It’s extremely similar to Yasmin Birth Control, but with one big difference: It’s smaller!
The shorter name is meant to help users remember that Yaz has lower amounts of included estrogen (20mcg of ethinyl estradiol, as opposed to Yasmin’s 30mcg). Yaz also has a slightly different ratio of active pills to placebo or sugar pills than Yasmin.
Talk with your doctor about your goals and symptoms to discover which option is best for you.
You can buy 28 pills of Yaz through NorthWestPharmacy.com for around $54.00.
Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch
Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch (ethinyl estradiol/norelgestromin) is an innovative option for people who prefer to avoid more invasive options. Ortho Evra is a transdermal patch that, when placed on a patient’s skin, releases a combination of hormones that seep through the skin into a patient’s bloodstream.
This patch can be worn for up to three weeks before being removed during menstrual bleeding. It’s a good option if you’re looking for a discreet, set-it-and-forget-it approach for your birth control method.
You can buy three patches of Ortho Evra through NorthWestPharmacy.com for around $38.00.
Seasonique (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a combination oral contraceptive.
Unlike many hormonal contraception options that work to regulate a menstrual cycle, helping people work toward the goal of having about one cycle per month, Seasonique helps people space out their periods so patients can have only about four periods per year.
This option works by providing a more extended time between the hormonal triggers that help influence when a period arrives. This can reduce the unwanted side effects many people experience surrounding their period.
Of course, it can also prevent pregnancy when used as instructed.
You can buy 91 pills of Seasonique through NorthWestPharmacy.com for around $120.00.
Cerazette (desogetrel) is a progestin-only oral contraceptive. This distinguishes it, as many hormonal contraceptives include some form of estrogen or estradiol.
Cerazette, therefore, has a very specific use case: If you cannot take estrogen for any reason, Cerazette may be the birth control method for you!
You can buy 84 pills of Cerazette through NorthWestPharmacy.com for around $70.00.
Micronor (norethindrone) is another progestin-only contraceptive pill. If you need an option that does not contain estrogen, and Cerazette doesn’t sound like an option, it may be worth checking out Micronor.
Both Cerazette and Micronor prevent pregnancy 99% of the time when used correctly and can be used to regulate menstrual cycles and reduce blood loss.
You can buy 28 tablets of generic Micronor through NorthWestPharmacy.com for around $18.00.
Ortho Tri-Cyclen LO
Ortho Tri-Cyclen LO (norgestimate/ethinyl estradiol) is a combination oral contraceptive. If you’re interested in a lower-hormone birth control pill, this is an excellent option. Lower-hormone options can help people with a higher risk of side effects have a more regulated experience with effective birth control.
Sometimes, people who take Ortho Tri-Cyclen LO may experience headaches. If this side effect persists, discuss further options with your doctor.
You can buy 21 pills of Ortho Tri-Cyclen LO through NorthWestPharmacy.com for around $30.00.
Tips for Safe and Effective Use of Birth Control
If you want to order birth control online, you should be prepared for a relatively overwhelming experience.
There are many options available – which makes sense; every person who needs birth control may need it for different reasons. However, this does result in conflicting information online about birth control. Unfortunately, the world of online birth control can be more confusing than needed.
We’re here to help you cut through that noise. As you find, purchase, and start using your chosen form of birth control, consider keeping these tips in mind:
Work with a healthcare professional before you start any medication. Your doctor or other qualified health professional can provide guidance specific to you.
(Since many birth control methods are prescription-only, anyway, you’ll likely need to speak with a doctor to get started, regardless.)
Follow the recommended dose and schedule. Your birth control will come with specific instructions. Follow them! Unless stated otherwise, try to take the pills at the same time every day.
Try not to miss doses, but if you do, don’t double up and take two on the same day. If you have any questions about how to take your medication, call your doctor at once.
Be aware of the side effects your medication could trigger. Birth control is a widely used, safe part of many people’s reproductive health regimens. This does not mean they are free from side effects. Read about your medication’s potential side effects before you start taking them. (Our website has detailed guides available for each medication discussed above!)
Then, track your symptoms closely. If you do start experiencing side effects, let your doctor know.
Three Easy Steps to Order Birth Control Online from NorthWestPharmacy.com
Once you’ve got a valid, updated prescription for your birth control method of choice from your doctor, you can order it online.
With the entire world wide web at your fingertips, that might seem easier said than done.
That’s why we keep things simple. At NorthWestPharmacy.com, you can order birth control online in three easy steps.
- Browse through our neatly organized online aisles of women’s health medications until you find exactly what you and your doctor discussed.
- At the top of the product medication page, select the dose and amount of medication that matches your prescription. Click “add to cart.”
- Click on your shopping cart at the top of the page to initiate the checkout process. You’ll need to provide some information through our secure payment portal, including a copy of your valid prescription, but we’ve pared down the entire process to the very essentials to ensure it’s as quick and easy as possible for you.
Then – congratulations! – you’re done. All you’ll need to do is wait a short time, and your birth control will be shipped directly to your front door.
Looking for Reliable Ways to Order Birth Control Online?
When you require birth control to support your health and lifestyle, jumping through hoops to get it is definitely not part of the plan.
Relying on brick-and-mortar pharmacies can often hinder, rather than help, your goal of getting the specific birth control methods you need. If you seek low prices and a wide array of options, buying birth control online will help you get what you need.
At NorthWestPharmacy.com, we’re happy to be of service. We offer an extensive range of prescription birth control methods through our safe, certified online Canadian pharmacy and international drugs website.
Make sure that you have a valid, updated prescription for the birth control method of your choice, and we’ll help you take care of the rest in minutes.
Want to learn more about what we offer before you buy? Check out our online pharmacy reviews and testimonials, or contact our seven-day-a-week team of customer service representatives. You can even call to talk with our on-staff pharmacist Monday through Friday. We’re ready to go above and beyond to help you feel comfortable buying the medications you need online.