Affordable access to prescription birth control—online

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Birth control prescriptions should be accessible and affordable. So Dr. B is here to help you get birth control pills or the ring with a $15 online consultation. Get started today!

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How Dr. B Works

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Health assessment

Tell us about your condition with a $15 online consultation—no video call necessary.

2
Provider review

A medical provider will review your information and prescribe treatment, if appropriate.

3
Get your medication

Pick up and pay for the medication at the pharmacy of your choice. Or, get it delivered.

How much will it cost?

Dr. B offers online consultations for $15—which is less than most copays. If a birth control prescription is appropriate, your out-of-pocket medication cost will depend on your insurance and where you decide to get your prescription filled. Dr. B offers a discount card when applicable to help get you the lowest prices for your medications.

* Prices shown for Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol (3 28-tablet blister packs), a popular treatment for birth control, using a drug discount card. Prices may be lower with insurance.

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Birth control options at Dr. B

Dr. B offers over 170 birth control medicines including the pill and the ring. We’ve highlighted a few of our most popular and affordable treatments below. But you can choose other brand and generic options if desired.

Sprintec

Sprintec is a combination birth control pill that prevents pregnancy using the hormones progestin and estrogen. In addition to preventing pregnancy, it’s also used to regulate menstrual cycles and treat moderate acne.

Prescription length:

30 days (with 2 refills)

Application:

1 pill, taken daily

Medication prices start at
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$16.97
at Costco, with a drug discount card. (No Costco membership required)

Junel FE 1/20

A popular combination birth control pill containing two progestin and estrogen hormones that prevent pregnancy. Junel FE is taken daily and in addition to preventing pregnancy it can also help regulate menstrual cycles and treat acne.

Prescription length:

30 days (with 2 refills)

Application:

1 pill, taken daily

Medication prices start at
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$12.42

at Rite Aid, with a drug discount card.

Nuvaring

Nuvaring is a vaginal ring containing progestin and estrogen that prevents pregnancy. Each ring lasts a month and is left in for three weeks, removed and then replaced a week later.

Prescription length:

30 days (with 2 refills)

Application:

Ring, inserted internally

Medication prices start at
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$119.95

at Rite Aid, with a drug discount card.

Sprintec

Sprintec is a combination birth control pill that prevents pregnancy using the hormones progestin and estrogen. In addition to preventing pregnancy, it’s also used to regulate menstrual cycles and treat moderate acne.

Junel FE 1/20

A popular combination birth control pill containing two progestin and estrogen hormones that prevent pregnancy. Junel FE is taken daily and in addition to preventing pregnancy it can also help regulate menstrual cycles and treat acne.

Nuvaring

Nuvaring is a vaginal ring containing progestin and estrogen that prevents pregnancy. Each ring lasts a month and is left in for three weeks, removed and then replaced a week later.

Prescription length:

30 days (with 2 refills)

Prescription length:

30 days (with 2 refills)

Prescription length:

30 days (with 2 refills)

Application:

1 pill, taken daily

Application:

1 pill, taken daily

Application:

Ring, inserted internally

Medication prices start at
Costco Wholesale logo
$16.97
at Costco, with a drug discount card. (No Costco membership required)
Medication prices start at
Rite Aid logo
$12.42

at Rite Aid, with a drug discount card.

Medication prices start at
Rite Aid logo
$119.95

at Rite Aid, with a drug discount card.

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Dr. Madeline Kaye, M.D.Sexual and Reproductive Health Advisor

Birth Control Questions

About Birth Control

What is birth control?

Birth control (or contraception) refers to any device or medication used to prevent pregnancy. Popular types of birth control include pills, vaginal rings, condoms or a vasectomy.

What are the main types of birth control?

The main types of birth control include:

  • Hormonal methods: Birth control pills, vaginal rings, contraceptive patches, implants and injectables use hormones to prevent ovulation.
  • Barrier methods: Barrier methods like condoms, sponges and diaphragms block sperm from entering the uterus.
  • Sterilization: For people assigned female at birth (AFAB), tubal ligation surgery blocks, cuts or seals off the fallopian tubes so that an egg cannot travel from the ovaries to the uterus. For people assigned male at birth (AMAB), a vasectomy blocks or cuts the small tubes in the scrotum that carry sperm so that sperm can’t leave the penis and cause pregnancy.
What laws currently challenge access to contraception?

Many maternity health centers and abortion providers across the United States have closed because of changing abortion laws. This has reduced access to reproductive care and contraceptive services for many people in those areas. That’s one reason Dr. B is here to help increase access to affordable contraceptive care. Start a consultation for birth control pills online today!

Can birth control cause infertility?

While birth control prevents pregnancy, there’s no evidence that it affects future fertility.

What birth control treatments does Dr. B offer?

Dr. B offers over 170 brand and generic oral hormonal contraceptives and the NuvaRing. Some of our most popular options include:

  • Aubra EQ
  • Cyred
  • Dasetta 1/35
  • Daysee
  • Fyavolv
  • Hailey 1.5/30
  • Hailey 24 Fe
  • Junel Fe 1/20
  • Kaitlib Fe
  • LO Loestrin FE
  • Loryna
  • Lutera
  • Mili
  • Necon 0.5 / 35
  • Ortho Tri-cyclen LO
  • Portia-28
  • Quartette
  • Sprintec
  • Syeda
  • Tri LO Sprintec
  • Tri-Lo-Marzia
  • Yasmin
How do birth control pills work?

Birth control pills either prevent ovulation or disrupt how hormones trigger the release of an egg from the ovary. Without ovulation, there's no egg for sperm to fertilize, making pregnancy impossible.

Birth control pills also thicken cervical mucus and thin the lining of the uterine wall. This makes it more difficult for sperm to pass through the cervix to reach an egg and less likely that a fertilized egg will be able to implant in the uterus.

When taken correctly, birth control pills are 99.9% effective at preventing pregnancy. But missing even one dose can drop those odds and lead to pregnancy. It’s also important to note that hormonal birth control does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV.

What medications interfere with birth control pills?

The hormones in birth control pills may not work correctly when paired with other medications. Check with your medical provider if you’re taking:

  • Antibiotics (including Rifampin)
  • Antifungals
  • Anti-HIV drugs
  • Anti-nausea medications (like Emend)
It takes how long for birth control to work?

If you begin a combination birth control pill within 5 days after a period begins, the pill can prevent pregnancy right away. If you start it any other time during your cycle, it will take 7 days to work properly.

What are the side effects of birth control?

The most common side effects of birth control are spotting or bleeding between periods, sore breasts, mild nausea or headaches. Other side effects can include mood changes and decreased sex drive. Talk to your provider if you experience any serious side effects. These include symptoms of a heart attack (like chest pain or stomach discomfort) and signs of a stroke (like sudden numbness or weakness in the arm, face or leg).

What happens when I stop taking birth control pills?

Birth control hormones only take a few days to leave your body. But it may take several weeks for your regular menstrual cycle to return. Depending on which birth control pill you take, ovulation can return a few days after you stop taking them. If you don’t want to become pregnant, use a backup form of birth control like condoms.

Side effects from stopping birth control pills vary. But they may include the return of PMS symptoms, missed periods, changes in your sex drive and skin changes (like acne). If you stop birth control, discharge from your vagina or other changes in your period may also happen.

How soon after stopping birth control pills can I get pregnant?

For most people, the regular ovulation cycle will resume a few weeks after stopping birth control pills. But there is a risk of pregnancy as soon as you stop taking them. So don’t have unprotected sex if you don’t want to conceive—use another form of birth control (like condoms).

Birth control hormones don’t stay in your system for more than a few days. So conceiving right after getting off of birth control does not lead to a higher risk of miscarriage or harm to the fetus.

How much does birth control cost?

Consultation: A birth control online consultation costs $15, which is lower than most doctor copays. Currently, we don’t submit medical consultation claims to insurance companies. But you can use insurance for a resulting prescription at your pharmacy.

Medication: Dr B. only charges for the medical consultation. Instead of marking up medications, let you choose the most affordable or convenient pharmacy to fill your prescription. If you have insurance, birth control is often free. If you don’t have insurance, some generic birth control brands cost as little as $15.

How can I get birth control online?

If you’re weighing out the pros and cons of birth control, Dr. B is here to make at least one part of the process hassle-free! We can help you get birth control online—with insurance or without it. Just start a comprehensive online health assessment. A licensed provider will review your health and medical history. If they determine a birth control prescription is appropriate, they’ll send it to your chosen local pharmacy.

Dr. B offers 170+ birth control options including pills and the ring—all for only a $15 consultation. You may even be able to get prescription birth control online for free (depending on your insurance coverage). Get started today!

Do you accept insurance?

At this time, we don’t submit medical consultation claims to insurance companies. But you can use insurance for the birth control prescription at your pharmacy. With most insurance plans, birth control is free or very low-cost.

What if I don’t have insurance?

Without insurance, many low-cost generic birth control pill options range from $7-$50 per one-month supply.

How do refills work?

You’ll receive a three-month birth control supply with every Dr. B consultation. We’ll send you a reminder for an online check-in when it’s time for your next refill.

Can you help me choose a birth control method?

Yes. If you don’t have a preferred birth control brand, a medical provider can make a safe and effective recommendation.

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