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Birth Control Pills Singapore

Are you sexually active? Or do you happen to be looking for advice in regulating your period, treating your acne, or treating your terrible menstrual cramps? If these sound familiar, birth control pills might be an alternative you can consider.

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What are birth control pills?

There are many different types of contraceptives available, but the two most popular ones are oral contraceptives in the form of:

  • Birth control pills (oral contraception)
  • Condoms

Unlike condoms which can be bought over the counter, birth control pills must be prescribed by a doctor. They come in a pack and you must take one pill everyday. Besides preventing pregnancy, birth control pills are also used to:

  • Regulate menstruation
  • Improve acne
  • Treat endometriosis

How do birth control pills prevent pregnancy?

Combination Pills

Progestin-only pills (also known as POPs or “the mini pill”)

Works by using a combination of the hormones, estrogen and progestin, to prevent the release of a mature egg from the ovaries; also works by thickening the cervical mucus in your uterus thus preventing the sperm from meeting the egg.

Using only the hormone progestin, progestin-only pills work by preventing the release of a mature egg from the ovaries; thickens the cervical mucus to prevent the sperm from meeting the egg and thins the lining of the uterus to prevent a fertilised egg from implanting.

Come in packs of 21, 24 and 28-day cycles

Come in packs of 28-day cycles

Protected from pregnancy if taken within five days after period starts

Protected from pregnancy after taking two consecutive pills within 48 hours

What are the different brands of birth control pills available in Singapore?

At Speedoc, we carry a variety of birth control pills, these are:

Combination pills

  • Yasmin
  • Diane-35
  • Microgynon
  • Mercillon

Progestin-only pills

  • Cerazette®

Birth control pills come in a pack of 21 or 28 pills and can be 99% effective if they are taken every day at the same time.

What are the pros and cons of birth control pills?

Like all medicine, there are some potential side effects of birth control pills such as:

  • Weight gain
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Breast tenderness

Can I buy birth control pills from the pharmacy?

No. You can only get birth control pills if you have a prescription from a doctor. Speedoc is recognised by the Ministry of Health (MOH) as a telemedicine/teleconsult health provider, and all our doctors are experienced and registered with MOH. Simply book a consultation to speak to a doctor to understand if birth control pills are a viable option for your lifestyle and requirements.

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Benefits of using Speedoc

Private & secure information

100% confidential. Consult a doctor in the privacy of your home and all information will be kept strictly confidential.

Speedoc free delivery services

Free delivery on medications. Get all your medications delivered to you, free-of-charge.

speedoc delivery medicine

Discreet packaging. All medications will be delivered in an opaque, unbranded packaging.

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How Do I Book An Appointment With Speedoc?

Speedoc doctor home visits app screen
Get a doctor to your doorstep by following quick and simple steps on the Speedoc App:
Make a request on speedoc app
Make a request

On the Speedoc app, select 'Book a Doctor', enter your details and confirm the request

Receive care in your home
Receive care in your home

Your doctor arrives at your doorstep or get on a video consult with you, prescribing treatment accordingly

Recover at home
Recover at home

Rest and recover in ease at home. Follow-up with your doctor via our in-app chat if needed

Frequently Asked Questions

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How much do birth control pills cost?
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Do oral contraceptive pills make you gain weight?
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How are oral contraceptive pills different from an IUD?
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Can birth control pills prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)?
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Do I need parental consent to get birth control pills in Singapore?