You Can Order Birth Control Pills And Erectile Dysfunction Medicine Discreetly From This FDA-licensed Online Shop
Not that you should be ashamed about buying them.
Angeline, a registered pharmacist, was employed at a famous drugstore chain for three years. She says of the experience, “Working at a drugstore means that I meet different types of people every day: panicked mothers, crying teenagers, clueless husbands who don’t know which brand of sanitary pads to buy,” the 29-year-old shares.
“I have also encountered adult women who seemed to be ashamed of buying birth control pills or even pregnancy tests,” she adds.
This statement is not surprising at all. In the Philippines, the stigma surrounding birth control is undeniable. “Kahit yung mga babae ay of age already, they are still ashamed because ‘sex’ is such a sensitive topic. Pero matatanda na sila eh,” says Angeline.
If you think about it, birth control is considered ‘taboo’ in some families because there is the presumption of the act of sex, but what people don’t realize is that birth control pills are helpful for a number of health conditions too, like Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), hormonal imbalance, and dysmenorrhea.
To break the stigma surrounding contraceptive use, we must first know the different forms of birth control available in the country.
Common contraceptive options available in the Philippines
- Birth control pills
The Pill, taken orally, contains hormones that stop ovulation. This means that the woman’s ovaries will not release eggs, and therefore there is no egg for the sperm to fertilize. The hormones also help thicken the mucus, making it difficult for the sperm to go through the cervix and find an egg. For those with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), the Pill also helps in regulating hormones and decreasing hormonal acne.
Birth control pills are available only with a doctor’s prescription, but they can be purchased in drugstores nationwide. Brands like Charlize and Exluton are less than Php 300, while Gynera and Althea can be purchased for Php 400 to Php 600.
Consult your doctor so she can guide you in choosing the right brand for you.
IUD stands for “Intrauterine Device”, which is a flexible T-shaped device that is inserted into your uterus. Sometimes it is also called IUC or Intrauterine Contraception. It does not interfere with sexual intercourse nor can it be displaced by it.
There are two types of IUDs: Copper IUDs and Hormonal IUDs.
Copper IUDs don’t contain hormones. They are wrapped in copper and protect you from pregnancy for up to 12 years.
Hormonal IUDs, on the other hand, contain the hormone progestin to prevent pregnancy, and their effect lasts for up to 5 years.
Insertion of IUDs requires a doctor’s prescription and can only be done by trained health professionals. Its price varies from Php 10,000 to Php 20,000, depending on which health center or hospital you go.
- Depo-Provera or “The Shot”
Depo-Provera is a contraceptive injection that you get every three months. It suppresses ovulation, which keeps your ovaries from releasing an egg, preventing you from getting pregnant.
Private clinics and women’s health centers in the country offer The Shot starting at Php 120, excluding the administration fee. A prescription from your Ob-gyn is also required.
- The Implant
The Implant is a long-term birth control option. It is a flexible tiny rod the same size as a matchstick that is inserted under the skin of the upper arm. It releases the hormone progestin, which prevents you from getting pregnant. If you should decide eventually that you would like to get pregnant, you can have it taken out by a health professional.
The Implant costs around Php 5,000 with an additional insertion fee that varies per health center. A doctor’s prescription is required to be able to use this type of contraceptive.
This is probably the most accessible contraceptive in the market, as it is available for as low as Php 25 in convenience stores, supermarkets, and drugstores nationwide.
A condom is placed on the man’s penis when it becomes erect and works by keeping the semen from entering the vagina.
How online pharmacies can help
Though there should be no shame in it, because of the social stigma surrounding birth control, pharmacies have made their services available online to make reproductive health accessible, safe, and easy.
Enter Dima.ph, an online pharmacy where you can consult a physician, request prescriptions, and shop for medicine. Yes, you can even purchase the Pill without side-eyes from other drugstore customers! This pharmacy is fully licensed by the FDA, and their products have all been tested and registered.
To avail of their services, visit their virtual drugstore, answer their medical forms, and proceed to checkout. However, before they can confirm your payment, their partner doctors will review your answers to ensure that the product is safe for you. No worries, because if your order was rejected, you will be refunded instantly!
You can order birth control pills, erectile dysfunction medicines, pregnancy tests, and condoms through the Dima.ph nationwide delivery service, which ensures that your items are packed safely and delivered to you in a discreet manner. Visit the Dima.ph website or contact them on Facebook for inquiries.
This Women’s month, it is important to know our options when it comes to taking care of our reproductive health. With the help of online pharmacies and telemedicine, we can have access to health services without leaving the safety of our home.