Free Birth Control Options
Planned Parenthood offers numerous services to the community. One of the services that they provide is birth control. Many local Planned Parenthood clinics offer free birth control. Condoms are always free at Planned Parenthood. In addition, many Planned Parenthood clinics provide free birth control pills to people who qualify. Call ahead to see what is required to qualify for free birth control. Often you will need to bring pay stubs and/or w-2s to provide proof of income. If you are a student, you may need to bring your student id as proof of your attendance. If you don’t qualify for free pills, most Planned Parenthood clinics offer the pills on a sliding scale. Medicaid is also usually accepted at Planned Parenthood clinics.
Free Samples from Companies
Most condom companies will happily send you free condom samples. You can visit each company’s website to get more information. Some companies that provide free samples are Trojan, Durex and Lifestyles.
Your Doctor’s Office
When you visit your doctor, don’t be afraid to ask for samples of the birth control method that you want to try. Most pharmaceutical companies leave stacks of samples of their birth control products. I remember one of my previous doctor’s giving me a 3 month supply of birth control pills that I could use before I even needed to fill my prescription.
Your doctor’s office will generally also offer free condoms that you can take with you when you visit.
Your Local College
If you are currently in school, more than likely you pay a “Health Fee” every semester. It’s included in your normal school fees. If that’s the case at your school, then you can use the school’s health services office. The school’s health services office almost always offers free condoms and they usually provide birth control pills at a reduced price.
For more information visit: Planned Parenthood's website
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