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Posted by: skank | 2010/05/12

birth control

Hi Doctor,
i have a few nagging questions regarding birth control
1. Why do i need a prescription from my Gynae in order to buy my monthly birth-control?
2. Why isnt birth-control at pharmacies free?
3. Why is the legal age for sterilisation/lagasions (tying up the tubes etc)

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Our expert says:
Expert ImageCyberDoc

Hallo Skank
birth control can be dangerous in certain medical conditions ( e.g history of deep vein thrombosis, breast cancer etc), so before prescribing birth control pills, a doctor should take a thorough history and do a physical examination. It costs money to manufacture the pills, so pharmacies have to buy it from the manufacturers and can't give it out for free. Legal age for sterilization would be as soon as you are able to sign consent for yourself - 18 years, but the procedure is permanent.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2014/04/01

Does an individual put on weight after a lagasion.

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Posted by: cyberdoc | 2010/05/12

Hallo Skank
birth control can be dangerous in certain medical conditions ( e.g history of deep vein thrombosis, breast cancer etc), so before prescribing birth control pills, a doctor should take a thorough history and do a physical examination. It costs money to manufacture the pills, so pharmacies have to buy it from the manufacturers and can't give it out for free. Legal age for sterilization would be as soon as you are able to sign consent for yourself - 18 years, but the procedure is permanent.
Dr Bets

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