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Important Aspects of Birth
Control and How Birth
Control Delivery Can Help

By Lizzie De La Cruz
September 15, 2021

Birth control pills are one of the most common and reliable ways to avoid unwanted pregnancy. They are accessible, inexpensive, and have very few side effects. It is believed that up to 60% of women use birth control pills. Services like Wisp’s birth control delivery have made it even easier for more people than ever to have access to birth control.

Even though they are incredibly common, most of us don’t know that much about how the birth control pill works. Knowing how to use the pill correctly can greatly increase its effectiveness.

How Do Birth Control Pills Work?

The hormones in birth control pills cause your body to stop ovulating, or releasing eggs from the ovaries. When there are no eggs available for sperm to fertilize, then pregnancy cannot occur. Some birth control pills use a hormone called progestin and others use a combination of progestin and estrogen.

No form of birth control is 100% effective, but using the pill according to the instructions can help make them as effective as possible. Using a birth control delivery service will help to ensure that your medicine cabinet always stays stocked and you never miss a pill because you forgot to pick up your prescription.

Getting the Most Out of Your Pill

Here are a few tips that will help you get the most out of your birth control pill:

  • Timing matters: Birth control pills need to be taken every day at about the same time. It is best to take them after dinner or before bed. Skipping pills reduces the effectiveness drastically. In order to avoid missed pills because you forgot to refill your prescription, sign up for a birth control delivery service like the one that Wisp offers. Wisp’s delivery service is a reliable and inexpensive way to ensure that you never run out of your prescription and never have to skip a pill.
  • Prices vary: Prices can vary drastically between different providers and different brands of birth control pills. Fortunately, it does not have to be expensive. If you have insurance, your birth control should be completely covered. If you don’t, birth control delivery services are some of the best places to find the most affordable options for birth control pills. You can compare services online to find the best prices for your area.
  • Mistakes happen: Sometimes mistakes happen. You might realize that you’ve missed a few days of pills after you’ve had unprotected sex. Don’t worry! When this happens, you can take emergency contraception (also known as the morning after pill). Get Plan B delivered and keep it in your medicine cabinet for those emergencies, or pick up Ella same-day from your local pharmacy right when you need it!
  • Not all pills work for everyone: If you start taking a new birth control pill and the side effects are unpleasant, talk to your Wisp doctor about your options. There are many different types and brands of birth control pills, and you might have to try a few before finding the one that works best for you. This is a very common experience so don’t give up!

Birth Control Delivery Service

The most convenient way to get your birth control pills is through our birth control delivery service. We offer incredibly affordable and accessible options for birth control pills as well as treatments for yeast infections, herpes, and UTIs – all delivered right to your door or your local pharmacy. Our innovative approach to online healthcare puts you in charge of your own body.

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Ella® Emergency Contraception

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