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COMBINED BIRTH CONTROL PILLS

Take the hassle out of birth control. Speak to a licenced, board-certified doctor and get recommendations for the contraceptive pill.

Subscribe to EveAdam to buy your combined pill online and get it shipped to you regularly from a US pharmacy.

From $8.74 per month

BUY YOUR COMBINED BIRTH CONTROL PILL ONLINE AND GET IT DELIVERED REGULARLY.

You get everything online. Why not your birth control pills? Skip the pharmacy lines and sign up for an EveAdam subscription. We’ll take the hassle out of getting your protection, and you’ll get it delivered to your doorstep. 

We take your health seriously, so you’ll consult online with a licensed doctor before receiving your prescription. They’ll review your medical history but also what you’re looking for in a pill, like help with acne or the fewest side effects possible. (We also carry the contraceptive patch and vaginal ring, if you’re interested in pill alternatives.) The doctor will suggest some options based on your responses and write a prescription for what you pick, which gets sent to our preferred pharmacy to dispense and ship to you. 

The “subscription” part? That’s for refills, because we know there’s nothing worse than struggling to get more of a medication you already take. Refills are built into your EveAdam plan, and you pick how often you get them.

What are combined birth control pills?

Well, they combine two hormones: estrogen and progestin. These hormones affect how and when your body prepares for pregnancy.

There are several different types of combined birth control pill and they’re all just about equally effective at preventing pregnancy. However, some contain higher doses of hormones than others, or use different types of progestin and estrogen. This means one pill might be ideal for alleviating specific PMS symptoms, while another pill works great for women who are extra-sensitive to hormones. It can feel a bit overwhelming, so we’re here to help.

Do you need a prescription to get combined oral contraceptive pills?

Yes. Combined birth control pills are prescription only, so you’ll need to have a consultation with a doctor before you can start taking them. (It’ll be quick, we promise.) This is so the doctor can double-check that this specific pill is the best for you, based on your medical history and what you’re looking for.

Birth control isn’t just for preventing pregnancy. Some women want help controlling symptoms around their period, like stomach cramps or heavy bleeding. Others can be sensitive to hormones, in which case the doctor will recommend a pill that comes in a lower dose.

Not quite sure what you’re looking for? No problem. Start your consultation with an EveAdam physician and you’ll get tailored recommendations to suit you.

Before your consultation, we’ll ask a couple questions to learn more about your medical history. A board-certified physician will review your answers and recommend a specific combined pill. Then, you’ll create an EveAdam birth control plan based on how often you’d like your refills and, well, that’s it. Your prescription gets sent to our preferred US pharmacy to be dispensed and shipped, and you’ll get it in 2-5 business days.

After that, you’ll keep receiving your prescription every three, six or 12 months, depending on the plan you’ve set. We always use discreet packaging, so your neighbors won’t know how easy it is to never run out of birth control again. (Unless you tell them.)

How does a birth control pill subscription work?

At EveAdam, you set up a birth control plan that works for you. No more 8:55pm runs to the pharmacy or scheduling a doctor’s visit just to get your prescription renewed. Just tell us how often you’d like refills, and we’ll do the rest.

We’ll check in with you after 12 months just to make sure that your pill is still the best choice for you. But if you have anything to tell or ask the doctor, you don’t need to wait. Just log in to your account — we’re always here to answer questions and ready to help if you want to try out a different pill.

We recommend keeping your medical profile up to date. And if you ever want to pause your plan, it’s easy to get started again.

How does the combined birth control pill work?

The combined pill works in three ways to prevent pregnancy. Here’s the big one: it stops ovulation. That’s when your ovary releases an egg, and it happens once a month. Each egg has the chance to become fertilized, leading to pregnancy. If fertilization doesn’t happen, the egg gets dispelled along with your period and the whole thing happens again next cycle. (Fun!) Because the combined birth control pill stops ovulation, your chances of becoming pregnant are significantly reduced.

The combined birth control pill also protects you by making the mucus in your cervix thicker. “Thick mucus” isn’t something you normally want to hear but in this case, it’s great news. When it’s thicker, sperm have a much harder time reaching the egg.

The pill will also thin your uterine lining. This lining builds throughout the month and is dispelled during your period. When you’re using birth control, the lining doesn’t build in the same way. As a result, the period you have while taking the pill should be lighter and more manageable.

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Dr Bruce Oran
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Last updated April 7, 2021

We offer [count] combined birth control pill options.

COMBINED PILL

Apri
Desogestrel and ethinyl estradiol

Apri

One of four birth control pills that’s FDA-approved to treat acne.

Aviane
Norelgestromin, ethinyl estradiol

Aviane

The same active ingredients as Lutera, made by a different company.

Blisovi Fe
Norethindrone acetate, ethinyl estradiol

Blisovi Fe

Also contains an iron supplement. Bio-equivalent to Loestrin Fe.

Briellyn
Norethindrone acetate, ethinyl estradiol

Briellyn

A daily birth control with 21 active pills and a week of spacers.

Camrese
Levonorgestrel, ethinyl estradiol

Camrese

An extended-use biphasic pill available as Camrese and Camrese Lo.

Estarylla
Norgestimate/ethinyl estradiol

Estarylla

The same active ingredients as Sprintec, made by a different company.

Isibloom
Desogestrel, ethinyl estradiol

Isibloom

The same ingredients as Apri, made by a different company.

Junel Fe
Norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol

Junel Fe

The inactive pills contain an iron supplement. Ideal for you multitaskers.

Loestrin Fe 1/20
Norethindrone acetate, ethinyl estradiol

Loestrin Fe 1/20

Similar to Blisovi Fe, with an iron supplement in the inactive pills.

Lutera
Levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol

Lutera

The same active ingredients as Aviane, made by a different company.

Portia
Levonorgestrel, ethinyl estradiol

Portia

Generic of Nordette. Same active ingredients as Aviane and Lutera but a higher dose.

Sprintec
Norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol

Sprintec

The same active ingredients as Estarylla, made by a different company.

Tri-Sprintec
Norgestimate, ethinyl estradiol

Tri-Sprintec

Triphasic version of Sprintec, available as Tri-Sprintec and Tri-Lo-Sprintec. Helps with acne.

Viorele
Desogestrel, ethinyl estradiol

Viorele

A biphasic pill with the same ingredients as Apri but less estrogen.

Wymzya Fe
Norethindrone acetate, ethinyl estradiol

Wymzya Fe

Chewable, spearmint-flavored birth control with an iron supplement in the inactive pills.

Yasmin
Drospirenone, ethinyl estradiol

Yasmin

The same active ingredients as Yaz, with a little more estrogen.

Yaz
Drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol

Yaz

FDA-approved to treat acne in addition to preventing pregnancy. Low-dose version of Yasmin.

SOME WOMEN MAY GET SIDE EFFECTS FROM USING BIRTH CONTROL.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE COMBINED BIRTH CONTROL PILL

When to start taking the combined birth control pill

It depends on whether you’re taking the pill for the first time, coming back after a break, or switching from a different type of birth control. If you’re taking the pill for the first time, you can start on any day.

When you start using the pill on the first day of your period, you’re protected from becoming pregnant immediately — so you don’t need to worry about using a condom. You’ll also be protected immediately if you start taking the pill before the fifth day of your period.

If you start using the pill after the fifth day of your cycle, you won’t be protected right away. Use a back-up birth control method (like condoms) for seven days while the pill starts to work.

Another option is the Sunday start approach. If you start taking the pill on the first Sunday after your period begins, you avoid withdrawal bleeding on a weekend. (If you want to skip having your period on a weekend, this is the way to go.)

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