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The Birth Control Flow Chart

Confused by all the birth control options? This chart offers guidance on which method might be best for you.

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Whether you’re new to hormonal birth control or simply looking to try a different method, the options may feel overwhelming — pill, patch, implant, IUD, that new gel that’s advertised on TV? To help you get a handle on the 50+ birth control options Nurx prescribes and which one is right for you, we created a handy flow chart that shows some of the factors that will determine which formula might be a fit.

As you can see, you probably have more options if you’re paying with insurance, because most plans cover a range of birth control methods without a copay. If you don’t have insurance, a generic pill that costs $15 per month is probably your best bet, and Nurx prescribes many popular pills at that price. The birth control shot, at $75 per month, is another affordable option for those without insurance.

Get birth control at home

Birth control from Nurx costs as little as $0 with insurance or $15 per month without insurance.

However, the factors that determine the best method for you are too individual to determine with a flow chart. The medical team at Nurx has prescribed birth control to more than 1 million people, and can help you find your ideal method. Get started now.



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At Nurx, we make it easy to get the expert healthcare you deserve. From schedules to health history, everybody is different—so we provide treatment and care that’s personalized to you. Through life’s cycles, changes, and transitions, we’re here to help you make informed choices about your health.

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