It goes without saying that we at Femtechonline fully support women’s full rights to decide if she wants to birth a child or not. We do not believe that women are public property, and can be forced to gestate by any government. Statistically, legally prohibiting abortion does not prevent abortions, it prevents women’s access to safe and legal abortions. We were dis-heartened to hear the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and we know that access to healthcare and emergency contraception is getting more and more difficult for many women in many states in the United States. We so appreciated the bold and compelling speech by Paxton Smith, the Texas Valedictorian here.
As laws are changing, the demand is growing for emergency contraception and many retailers are limiting the sale of the morning after pill. It’s a good idea to have a few on hand that you can purchase in the event that your contraception fails. Please always remember that you have a three day window to use a morning after pill and when you order online oftentimes things don’t arrive within that window.
Firstly: If you have insurance- call your healthcare provider, often the morning after pill is a free or low cost covered benefit.
Secondly: Contact your nearest Planned Parenthood or vetted Women’s Healthcare Clinic for a next day appointment if available. Please be aware that in some states, they have set up Pro-Life clinics masking as women’s health centers where you will be inundated with religious ideology and encouraged to not use a birth control method.
Thirdly: Try the Grocery Store. The most popular and available through grocery stores is called Plan B (levonorgestrel) and that costs upwards of $50-$80 depending on your location. There are also generic options like Ella, Next Step, or Next Option. If you’re not using insurance and paying out of pocket, the cheapest morning after pill is New Day, which is about $20 at the time of this article. The New Day pill has a weight limit for women over 165 pounds, whereas Ella does not have this restriction.
Fourthly: Online Gynecology. We’ve researched and found a few alternative options at a lesser price. You can buy emergency contraception for under $10 on Amazon through OHM, My Choice Emergency Contraceptive 1 Tablet here: My-Choice. These pills have a expiration date of about four years, so you or your loved one can keep some lesser priced pills on-hand.
Online Gynecology is up and coming. Another online option is The Pill Club and Nurx, but they are only permitted to ship to certain states. They accept many types of insurance, you are able to order a generic version of Plan B from The Pill Club for $0.
Students: You can also contact your school’s student health services for emergency contraception.
Please listen to this compelling speech by fmr. State Representative, and our personal friend Edie Hooton on this issue. Women, please be safe, be educated and prepared. Rest assured, the founders of Femtechonline.com are working tirelessly with state and local governments in many ways, to protect women’s access to safe healthcare. Please use your voice, contact your representatives daily to fight for women’s rights. We have taken a sad turn backwards, but that can change if we all act. Stay well, stay safe.
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