Controlling fertility is complex and is often embroiled in cultural or religious beliefs, relationship status, and of course, preferences of the couple involved. We however, believe that above everything else, it is a matter of personal choice.

It is always best to discuss suitable options with a medical professional before you start any medication. Birth control can be confusing, especially if you are new to it. It is crucial that you find the birth control option that best suits your body and lifestyle.

Your search ends here, this guide gives you a simple roundup of oral birth control options in Singapore. We are on a mission to help you discover what works best for you, dive in and take control of family planning safely and successfully. 

If you are unsure which pills to choose, this article explores various options and what to consider.

Birth Control Pills

A popular contraceptive option, birth control pills release hormones that prevent ovulation and thicken the cervical mucus.  This  makes it difficult for sperm to reach the egg, when used correctly, they are a highly effective form of birth control.  

If you are wondering when birth control pills start working, you need to understand how and when pills become effective, they usually start working one week after you take them. 

There are two types of pills, known as combination pills and progestin-only pills.

Combination Pills

The most commonly used, these contain progesterone and estrogen and are extremely effective in preventing pregnancy.  They could however, become less effective when you miss a dose.  The pills work by preventing ovulation, thickening mucus on the neck of the womb, and making it harder for sperm to reach eggs. 

To ensure these are suitable, you need to discuss with a healthcare professional. You could do this online in the comfort of your home, simply book a consultation with Dame medical professionals here.

Additionally, you could avoid the hassle of driving to the pharmacy and get combination pills such as Diane-35 or YaZ delivered directly to your doorstep in Singapore here.

Progestin-only Pills

These, usually recommended for women who cannot take estrogen, help prevent pregnancy. They act by thickening the mucus in the cervix to prevent sperm from fertilizing an egg. 

There are different variations of these which may also work to stop ovulation, the best option needs to be recommended by a medical professional.

 The Morning-after Pill

the morning after pill from DAME, safe emergency contraception

The morning-after pill is an emergency pregnancy prevention method often used after unprotected intercourse.

It usually contains a higher dose of hormones when compared with regular birth control pillsThey should be taken as quickly as possible after intercourse.  This however, needs to be used as an emergency contraceptive or failsafe if you suspect failure of regular birth control methodsThey should not be used as a regular form of birth control.

Speaking to a healthcare professional before consuming is very important. You can order emergency contraceptives online  from Dame, a licensed practitioner and MOH recognized telemedicine clinic

How to Take Birth Control Pills for the First Time

The dosage, frequency, and type of pill needs to be suggested by a trained medical professional.

In general, pills are consumed on the first-day of your period or on the first Sunday after your periods beginIt is important to take the pill at the same time every day to ensure maximum effectiveness.

Where to Obtain Birth Control Pills in Singapore:

Pharmacy and Over-the-Counter Options

In Singapore, birth control pills are available over-the-counter at pharmacies such as Guardian. Do note that some brands may require a prescription from a healthcare provider.

It is recommended to consult with a pharmacist or healthcare professional to ensure you are selecting the appropriate birth control pills.

Birth control pills are available over-the-counter at leading pharmacies, however, they require a prescription for purchase. This means that you need to consult a practitioner before purchasing. 

Effectiveness of birth control pills, safety, and side Effects

The effectiveness, safety, and potential side effects of birth control pills are important considerations. 

Generally, birth control pills have a success rate of over 90% in preventing unplanned pregnancies.  However, like any other medication, there is a possibility of experiencing side effects. Common side effects may include nausea, headaches, changes in bleeding patterns and breast tenderness. 

It is crucial to consult a healthcare professional when choosing a birth control pill. They can provide guidance based on your circumstances and recommend the most suitable option for you. 

You can easily seek advice by visiting a healthcare clinic or utilizing certified telemedicine services.  Online telemedicine clinics with licensed practitioners are a trustworthy and convenient way to get a consultation and buy your birth control pills online.

You can  get it delivered to your doorstep and never have to worry about driving to the pharmacy, refilling prescriptions ever again, it is as easy as one-two-three. Simply signup, get consulted and get your pills online in Singapore. 

This guide aims to offer insights into selecting the best birth control pill that suits your needs. It emphasizes the importance of engaging in conversations with a healthcare practitioner.  They can  assist you in determining the pill based on factors such as your lifestyle, goals, medical history and overall health.  For a more in-depth guide on birth control pills in Singapore, please click here.

Take control of your reproductive health with Dame, getting birth control pills is as easy as one-two-three, complete a survey, speak to a consultant and enjoy discreet shipping right to your doorstep. It doesn’t stop there, we’ve got you covered for your refills, our subscription model ensures that you don’t have to repeat your order every month.

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