Birth Control Advice & Management Online
Birth control can be used for a variety of reasons, but the most common is to prevent pregnancy.
Depending on your specific needs and symptoms, your gynecologist or primary care physician will recommend the best birth control option for you. There are many forms of birth control, including:
- Birth Control Pills
- The Diaphragm
- The Cervical Cap
- Intrauterine Device (IUD)
- The Contraceptive Implant
- Contraceptive Sponge
- Contraceptive Injections
- The Vaginal Ring
- Contraceptive Patch
Studies have shown that most women (70 percent) prefer online, video visits with physicians to in-person visits, and some even say they would change physicians to take advantage of telemedicine options.
A prerequisite for prescribing birth control medication for the first time is a full, physical examination. However, once an initial medication has been prescribed to you, TelaCare can be a very effective partner.
(NOTE: Every provider treats patients and prescribes medications at their own discretion. Some providers may not be comfortable treating chronic care conditions online. Please mention that you are looking for ongoing chronic care management at the start of your visit to avoid confusion.)
With TelaCare, you can set up your free account and schedule a visit with trusted providers in minutes. Before your visit, you should have available your most recent vital sign results – such as blood pressure, hemoglobin A1c, and cholesterol readings – as your overall physical well-being is a factor in the care your physician will provide to you. Also, make sure to tell your telehealth provider about any other medical conditions, existing prescriptions, or over the counter medications you are taking. Some medications do not react well with birth control medications, so it’s important to be honest and open with your provider to avoid complications.
During a video consult on TelaCare, your doctor will ask you a series of specific questions to help determine which option is right for you. If necessary, your provider may recommend an in-person examination by a specialist. Your treatment options for any symptoms you’re trying to manage are based on the duration and severity of your symptoms and your medical history. Along with this information, your doctor may ask you if you are using other forms of birth control to prevent pregnancy and protect against contracting STDs.
If you require changes to your birth control medications, your TelaCare physician can provide advice on available options. New prescriptions for birth control cannot be administered without an in-person visit; however, your TelaCare physician, at his or her discretion, may be able to provide you with a bridge prescription after an initial in-person diagnosis that will enable you to continue managing your birth control until you can make another in-person visit.
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