BC question

Ok, so this is probably a pretty dumb question, but do you have to go to a gynecologist to get bc? Or can you get it from your family doctor? My family is pretty private, so my mom refuses to talk about it. FI and I are getting married in April and we definitely don't want kids for a few years. I'm in Canada if that makes any difference.

Posted on November 29, 2011 at 4:49 am
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Here in California you can get BC from a family doctor, but they do require an exam. I chose to go to a gyno for the exam/pills because I wasn't comfortable with my primary care physician doing the exam. 

Posted on November 29, 2011 at 5:10 am
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Yes, you can just go to your regular doctor and they'll give you a prescription. Mine gave me a 12 month prescription so I can go back to Shoppers Drugmart every 3 months to get another batch. Super easy xx
Posted on November 29, 2011 at 6:45 am
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Ok, thanks for the info, ladies! @Canook, did you have to have an exam too?

Posted on November 29, 2011 at 7:02 am
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I didn't, but I had one in May before I immigrated so he said I didn't need another one until next May when he does my full health check
Posted on November 29, 2011 at 8:27 am
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It might a good idea just to get checked up on. If you're there already, it can't hurt.

Posted on November 29, 2011 at 11:21 am
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I went to a women's clinic and a midwife gave me a Well-Woman exam and prescribed the pills.  I have to go back in about 2 months for an evaluation and to get another prescription.

Posted on November 30, 2011 at 11:05 am
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I would definintely suggest getting an exam before getting BC pills. That way they can factor in everything just to make sure that you're able to get on BC that will work well for you :)

Posted on December 1, 2011 at 5:35 am
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I've never had a doctor, NOT require an exam before they'll give you a Rx for BC.  And like all the girls mentioned, it doesnt hurt to have it done.

Posted on December 2, 2011 at 4:24 am

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