Frequently asked questions
Are there different kinds of birth control pills?
Yes. There are many different kinds of birth control pills (with different doses of hormones in different pills). Depending on your medical history, some pills may be more suitable for you than others.
I don't know what to order. Can you help me choose?
If you’re unsure what type of birth control may work best for you, our medical providers will be able to recommend healthy options for you. Simply sign up, go to "birth control", select "get started", and fill up a short form with information about your medical history. In the same form you can choose to schedule a 10-mins consultation with one of our physicians to discuss your options.
How effective are birth control pills?
Birth control pills are over 99% effective, especially when taken as prescribed. The more often you’re able to take your pills, or replace your patch, consistently – the more effective the medication will be. But since of course we know that it can be hard to take a pill at the same time every day, or replace a patch on a specific date, often birth control is only up to 92% effective. Our strongest recommendation would be to do your best to use your birth control consistently, in the way your medical provider described.
How long can I be on the pill? Will I have trouble getting pregnant later on?
As long as there is no medical reason to stop taking the pill, you can be on it for years, whether it is to regulate their menstrual cycle, treat cramps or protect against pregnancy. The best part? You can stop taking the pill at any point if you decide you do want to get pregnant; there is no change in fertility with the use of birth control pills.
Why get birth control online?
Although many women are used to getting birth control through their doctor’s office, you can now get the same options online for less hassle. Ease offers extensive support to anyone exploring different birth control pill options, and free shipping once you decide which route you want to take.
Getting birth control online instead of in person has a number of benefits, including:
Convenience. With Ease, you can request a prescription whenever you want or need it, saving you any scheduling problems or time-consuming trips to the doctor’s office.
Accessibility. When visiting a doctor, you usually only have a few minutes to get all of your questions answered. The medical team here at Ease can answer whatever questions you might have, when you have them.
Savings. Getting your pills delivered straight to your door means saving money on transportation, parking, and the time you may need to take off work to see your doctor.
Getting your birth control online may feel like a leap, so feel free to contact a member of our team for further information.
How does it work?
Once you decide to get birth control online, what exactly happens next? Our process puts you in the driver’s seat:
1. Request your prescription. Just answer a few health questions on our online intake form. If you're a first-time birth control pill user you can also have to have a consultation with one of our physicians which costs $20.
2. Our doctors review your health profile. After carefully evaluating your needs, one of our licensed providers will write a prescription (if medically appropriate).
3. We deliver your medication in discreet, unmarked packaging in order to protect your privacy. Shipping is always free, unless you opt for our 24 hour delivery service.
4. Depending on whether you bought 1 or 3-months of birth control we will send you email reminders to let you know when it's time to order your new pack.
Does Ease accept health insurance for birth control?
Not at the moment.
How is birth control from Ease shipped?
Ease offers free shipping for contraceptives, delivered by Singpost via 2-3 day tracked shipping. No signature is required for delivery of birth control. We also offer a 24hs shipping service via GrabDelivery for an additional shipping fee of $20 (this means you can opt to get your pills delivered to you within 24hs).
The packaging is discreet, with no mention of Ease or a pharmacy on the outside of the envelope.
Is Ease a clinic or pharmacy?
We are not a pharmacy, nor are we a licensed clinic. Ease is a digital health platform designed to make access to sexual and reproductive health services more convenient and afforable through the use of technology.
We work closely with licensed doctors, retail pharmacies and STI testing labs in order to make the process of attending consultations, obtaining a prescription/STI test, and receiving your medication/test results as streamlined and as convenient as possible.