Why would someone choose Opill over another type of birth control pill?

Opill is a new progestin-only birth control pill (also called the mini-pill), that is available over the counter. That means you don’t need a prescription to get it. Opill is now available on Amazon, Opill’s website, and some drugstores, convenience stores, and grocery stores.

There are many reasons why someone might choose Opill––some have to do with the fact that Opill is a type of mini-pill, and some have to do with the fact that it’s available over the counter. The mini-pill is often prescribed if you’re sensitive to combination pills and having side effects or can’t take estrogen for some other reason.

Because Opill is available over the counter, unlike all of the other birth control pills, which require a prescription, you don’t need to talk to a health care provider to start taking it. That means it might be easier to get, more private, and maybe even less expensive than using other types of birth control pills.

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