Jun 24, 2016 11:06 AM EDT
The LemonAid App Provides Convenience To Women
There is no need to visit a clinic as a birth control app, The LemonAid, will help you get birth control pills using your mobile.
Currently, there are only two states, Oregon and California, allow women to purchase birth control pills without prescription of a doctor. So if you are not living in this state, you may find convenience of using birth control apps as you can get prescription by using your phone.
The LemondAid is the most popular app for getting a birth control prescription. All you need to do is fill out a form, submit it, and wait for the doctor to review your information. After reviewing, which may not take a long hour, the doctor will send the prescription for the pill to a nearby pharmacy.
Some users phone called a doctor, which involves $15 fee. After a conversation, they will receive three months' worth of birth control pills the next day.
Aside for this popular app, Planned Parenthood's Spot On1! is also another option. Just like The LemonAid, users are required to answer basic questions regarding their health, and after that they will provide prescriptions written by clinicians. Some ship contraceptives directly to women's doors, NY Times reported.
Spot On also offers free UTI consultation. This app was launched on iOS on March 29, and now it has had about 90,000 downloads, that includes, 20,000 weekly active users and almost 99,000 sessions a week, ABC reported.
Due to nearly 40% of unintended pregnancies in the United States, experts encourage long-active contraceptive methods. For those who choose short-methods, they may find visiting doctors as time consuming, and sometimes costly.
For women who are teenagers, getting birth control pills and visiting a doctor can be intimidating and/or embarrassing.
Other birth control apps that can be used are Virtuwell, Nurx, and Maven.
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