Alert: You Can Now Buy Birth Control Online in Australia
In what is possibly the most exciting news of the week for women who take birth control, it's just been made possible to purchase the pill online in Australia. For. Real. Without a face-to-face appointment. Thanks to Doctus, an online prescription service, you can now have a variety of medications conveniently delivered to you in the same way you would groceries or shopping. (File under: Ideas We Wish We'd Had First #1454.) Now, let's take a minute to thank the Internet Gods for this brilliant advance in lazy girl technology, and also consider how much time you'll save on visiting your GP for simple script repeats. (Lots.)
Here's how it works: You search for the medication you require (in this case, birth control pills), fill out an online questionnaire to confirm suitability, then once approved, complete your purchase. (FYI, if the questionnaire indicates you need to speak with a GP, you'll be advised as such.) All medication is dispensed from a registered Australian pharmacy, so it's all legal and legit. Doctus costs $25 per consultation making it more affordable than visiting a non bulk-billing clinic, not to mention more convenient. It’s also available Australia-wide, even in remote areas.
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