Question: How much could a teen get the pill for without insurance?
Answer: I cannot say exactly how much birth control would be for someone of any age without insurance. The cost for birth control methods is determined by where the person falls on our sliding fee scale, which takes into account the patient’s income. Some people without insurance can qualify for Family Planning Medicaid as well, which helps cover the cost for any family planning related service (birth control, STI testing/treatment). Nobody is denied services here, so I would suggest making an appointment if you’re interested in birth control options. 440-352-0608
Question: I was put on Ortho Tri-Cyclen 28 about a month ago, I started taking the pills the day I got them at the office. I was supposed to start my period on March 28th, but I didn’t due to the pills. Around April 2nd I started bleeding, and I wasn’t onto the green pills yet. It definitely wasn’t spotting, it’s been quite a bit of blood, I’ve gone through tampons in an hour. I’ve also had very severe cramps, though they haven’t been constant, just sudden pressure about every 10-15 minutes. Is there something wrong?
A: As educators, we are unable to tell you for sure if something is wrong. Break-thru-bleeding on the pill is spotting/bleeding when you don’t expect your period. It is possible for this to occur during the first 3 months of starting birth control pills. Since you are experiencing severe cramping as well as bleeding, I would recommend calling us at Family Planning to speak to a nurse about what you’re experiencing. 440-352-0608
“How old do you have to be to go on the pill?”
A: “There is not a specific age for a woman to start using the birth control pill. If you are interested in starting a birth control method like the pill contact your health care provider or the Family Planning Association to make an appointment to discuss your options.”
“If I run out of birth control pills and can’t get any more for a week, is it ok to still have sex for just that week with out getting pregnant?”
A: “Absolutely not. If you are going to have sex use a backup method like a latex condom. You are not protected against pregancy if you do not take your pills for one week. You must also use a condom for seven days after you start taking your pills again because it takes one week for the pills to become active.”
“I’m on birth control but missed my pill on Saturday and took it Sunday when I remembered. I took my Sunday pill around the usual time then had unprotected sex afterward. Could I get pregnant now because I took that pill late? How will I know before it’s too late to take an ECP?”
A: “Anytime you miss or forget to take your pill its effectiveness decreases and the chance for an unintended pregnancy increases. The ECP can be taken up to 5 days after unprotected sex. However, the sooner it is taken the more effective it is at preventing an unintended pregnancy.”
“I wanted to what is the longest somebody should take birth control. The reason I am asking I have been taking birth control now for almost 12 years (started at the age 14 in 1992)straight and I read somewhere that after 15 years you should quit.Is that true. thank you”
A: “This is really a question you should ask you doctor about since the answer differs from patient to patient. While many doctors believe that some patients can take birth control pills safely for many, many years, there are others who feel is best for patients to give their body a break from time to time. Based on your medical history and your experiences with birth control pills, your doctor will be able to most accurately answer this question.
”I heard the pill has horrible side effects, that you will become moodier and gain weight, is this true? Also how much does it cost?”
A: Any hormonal birth control method has risks of side effects. Everyone’s body is different; some people do not gain weight and some may gain weight when taking hormonal birth control.
Family Planning costs are based off a sliding fee scale. The cost of your appointment will be determined by your income.
“Does family planning offer the birth control Yaz or beyaz?”
A: The Family Planning Association offers the birth control, Yaz, however we do not carry Beyaz.
“I am on birth control, i sometimes forget to take it. I was told that is is ineffective if missed 3 times in the course of a month. I missed about 3 times, and had unprotected sex. I did get my period, and then began taking the birth control at the scheduled time. My period did not last as long as it usually does, but it was close. Can i possibly be pregnant even if i got my period and continued use of birth control?”
A: If a person misses any birth control pills, it is possible to become pregnant. For pills to be effective, they need to be taken every day at the same time. Since you did have a period that was close to normal, it seems unlikely that you are pregnant. You can take a test to ease your mind. If taking pills are difficult for you, it might be a good idea to consult with your doctor to find a method of birth control that will be easier for you to use correctly.
” was taking un-prescribed birth controll form one of my friends and i started talking them at the wrong times and that was about 2-3 weeks ago. I was a week late on my period but it did start, i just want to know is there any way that could have messed up my body still in the long run even though i quite taking them.???
A: It is never a good idea to borrow any kind of medication, including birth control pills, from a friend. Birth control pills are a prescription drug, therefore a complete medical exam is usually necessary before a physician will prescribe them. Although safe for many women to take, pills do have side effects and there are some women that should not take them for medical reasons. Only a health care provider can determine this.
If someone is taking pills incorrectly (not everyday or at the correct time), it could cause someone’s period to be irregular. It may take a couple of cycles for your period to become regular again, even though you did stop taking the pills. You might want to consider going to a health care provider to discuss what options of birth control would be a good match for you.