Birth Control

Starting From $16/month
PRESCRIBED BY A LICENSED DOCTOR
Choose from 5 DIFFERENT BRANDS
free discreet 4 hour delivery
No babies, no cramps, no erratic bleeding – there’s plenty of reasons for birth control pills. We’re not here to judge your whys, we’re here to take away the hassle of in-person visits, making it easier for you to access the pills safely and conveniently.
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About Birth Control

Birth Control Pills 101

tame ACNE OUTBREAKS

The hormones, estrogen and progestin, in birth control pills lessens activity of oily skin glands and regulates hormones, which decreases the production of sebum and tames acne!

REGULATE PERIOD CYCLE

Combination pill packs usually come with 21 days of active pills and 7 days of inactive pills, or 24 days of active pills and 4 days of inactive pills. This regulates your menstrual cycle by allowing you to have your period each month when you take the inactive pills. Best for keeping your flow lighter and more regular.

REDUCE MENSTRUAL CRAMPS

The hormones in birth control pills help stop pregnancy by preventing ovulation, the development and release of an egg from your ovaries. When you don't ovulate, your uterus doesn’t experience the painful contractions that causes cramps, which means less period pains!

SMILE FOR REAL

Birth control pills prevent ovulation by maintaining more consistent hormone levels, lowering the level of testosterone, and regulating your period. By balancing your hormones it helps to improve your mood.

What to expect

WHEN TO START

Choose to start immediately the pills arrive or on the first day of your period, it’s up to you really.

WHILE ON THE PILL

Try and stick to the pill schedule for better hormone regulation, and of course, unwanted pregnancies.

MISSED A DOSE?

If you can, take the skipped pill right away. Had sex recently? Then contact a doctor for emergency contraception here.
About Birth Control

Pills Variants

Yaz

WHAT IS IT

A combination pill to prevent pregnancies. How? In 3 ways – stops ovulation, makes the fluid in the cervix thicker so the sperm can’t enter the womb, and prevents the womb lining from thickening so no egg can grow.

Yaz is a reliable and safe method of oral contraception which allows you to have sex and not worry about messing up your routine. It has also been known to treat depression and mood symptoms from premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).

LEARN MORE

1. Make a habit of taking your pill at the same time every day.

2. Do not chew, crush, or break it. Yaz can be taken with or without food.

3. Missed a pill? If its been less than 24hrs, take the pill ASAP, even if it means taking two pills in the same day.

4. Missed more than 2 pills over 48hrs? If you had unprotected sex in the past 5 days, do consider emergency contraception. If not, avoid vaginal sex for the next 7 days.

5. Side effects include nausea, headache, stomach pains. Your body needs time to adjust to the medication. Do consult your doctor if the side effects persist.

Yasmin

WHAT IS IT

A combination pill solely used to prevent pregnancies. First, it blocks eggs from leaving the ovaries. Next, creates thicker fluids in the cervix so sperm have difficulty swimming to the womb. And lastly, prevents thickening of the womb lining, so the egg can’t grow.

Yasmin is a reliable and safe method of oral contraception which allows you to have sex and not worry about messing up your lifestyle.

LEARN MORE

1. Make a habit of taking your pill at the same time every day.

2. Do not chew, crush, or break it. Yasmin can be taken with or without food.

3. Missed a pill? If its been less than 24hrs, take the pill ASAP, even if it means taking two pills in the same day.

4. Do not use Yasmin if you are over 35, smoke regularly or have a history of blood clots.

5. Side effects include nausea, headache, stomach pains. Your body needs time to adjust to the medication. Do consult your doctor if the side effects persist.

Mercilon

WHAT IS IT

A combination pill which prevents ovulation, increases thickness of fluid in the cervix, and reduces the uterine lining in the womb.

Mercilon also has non-contraceptive benefits such as shorter and lighter periods, as well as less severe menstrual cramps.

LEARN MORE

1. Make a habit of taking your pill at the same time every day.

2. Do not chew, crush, or break it. Mercilon can be taken with or without food.

3. Missed a pill? If its been less than 24hrs, take the pill ASAP, even if it means taking two pills in the same day.

4. Do not use Mercilon if you are over 35, smoke regularly or have a history of blood clots. Leads to high risk of Thrombosis.

5. Side effects include nausea, headache, stomach pains. Your body needs time to adjust to the medication. Do consult your doctor if the side effects persist.

Diane 35

WHAT IS IT

A combination pill used to block the overproduction of androgen in the ovaries, Diane 35 helps regulate the menstrual cycle.

Alternatively, it is also used to treat Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), the most common hormonal disorder in women of reproductive age, where high levels of androgen lead to irregular periods, excessive hair growth and acne.

LEARN MORE

1. Make a habit of taking your pill at the same time every day.

2. Do not chew, crush, or break it. Diane 35 can be taken with or without food.

3. Missed a pill? If its been less than 24hrs, take the pill ASAP, even if it means taking two pills in the same day.

4. Missed more than 2 pills over 48hrs? If you had unprotected sex in the past 5 days, do consider emergency contraception. If not, avoid vaginal sex for the next 7 days.

5. Your body may need time to adjust to the medication, Do consult your doctor if any side effects persist.

HOW ZOEY WORKS

Your Shortcut to Birth Control

FLEXIBILITY of choice

Choose a birth control pill, complete an online evaluation, and have a doctor speak to you at a time of your choosing to complete the consult.

Convenience at $0

Don’t waste time commuting or waiting in a clinic. If prescribed, we’ll deliver your meds to you in 4 hours or less, at $0 delivery fee. 

AFFORDABLE CARE

Want to swap brands? Reach out to your doctor to fine-tune your treatment plan. Simply log in and drop your doc a DM.
FLEXIBILITY
OF CHOICE
Choose a birth control pill, complete an online evaluation, and have a doctor speak to you at a time of your choosing to complete the consult.
CONVENIENCE AT $0
Don’t waste time commuting or waiting in a clinic. If prescribed, we’ll deliver your meds to you in 4 hours or less, at $0 delivery fee.
AFFORDABLE CARE
Want to swap brands? Reach out to your doctor to fine-tune your treatment plan. Simply log in and drop your doc a DM.

Other Treatments

Hair Loss

All that hair on your pillow. Caught in your brush. Clogging the shower drain. It’s normal. Women lose hair too. If specially formulated shampoos, conditioners, or tonics don’t work, then maybe it’s time for a simpler, more affordable solution.

Acne

Breakouts are annoying, especially when you’re way past puberty. It could be hormones, might be makeup, or worse, chafing from wearing a mask all day long in this pandemic. Well, get ready for a prescription solution for clearer skin.

FAQs

What if I want to get pregnant in the future?

If you decide you want to get pregnant, just stop taking the pill. No matter what kind of birth control pill you’re on, it’s possible to get pregnant right after you stop taking it. It can take a few months for your period to go back to the cycle you had before you started taking the pill, but you can still get pregnant during that time.


Can I still get pregnant while on birth control?

Timing is everything. Starting the pill within 5 days of your first period means you’re immediately protected from getting pregnant. However, if you start taking the pill at any other time during your menstrual cycle, it won’t be effective until after 7 days, so please ensure you use an alternative birth control measure, such as condoms, or abstain from sexual intercourse during those days.


What are some common side effects of birth control pills?

As one of the most popular forms of birth control, most women experience little to no side effects while on the pill. However, like all medications, there are risks of side effects.

Some of the most common side effects include: nausea, headaches, mood changers, tender breasts, heavier or stopped periods, irregular bleeding or spotting between period cycles, lowered libido.  

Birth control pills can also sometimes lead to a slight increase in blood clots for some women.

How effective are birth control pills?

The birth control pill is usually 99% effective with the correct daily usage. However, if you are inconsistent with your daily intake, it can compromise the effectiveness.


How do I use a birth control pill?

It’s really simple. Just add it to your daily routine. It’s best if you consume the pill around the same time every day.

How do birth control pills work?

The birth control pills we carry at Zoey work by stopping or delaying ovulation in the body, thickens the fluid in the cervix so sperm can’t enter the womb, and prevents the lining of the womb from thickening so no egg is able to lodge and grow.

What do I do if I missed a birth control pill?

If it has been less than 24 hours, take the missed dose ASAP – even if it means taking two doses in the same day. However, if you have missed more than 2 pills, it is best to avoid vaginal sex for the next 7 days. Did you have unprotected sex in that time? If you did, perhaps you might want to consider emergency contraception.


Can I take the pill if I’m a smoker?

If you’re a regular smoker, taking birth control pills can increase the risk of potential blood clots, and even a stroke. Although there is a higher overall risk, the benefits of birth control outweigh the risks. If you are over 35 years of age, you might want to discuss with a doctor on the best possible treatment for you. Looking to quit smoking? We carry a smoking cessation prescription for those of you looking to kick the habit.

Are birth control pills right for me?

There are few side effects when using this topical treatment, However like all medications, it is good to take note of the possible side effects. Users can experience scalp irritation, scalp dryness, redness, scaling, and itching. During the first few uses, you may see increased shedding of hairs, before the regrowth kicks in. Another possible, non-dangerous but potentially embarrassing side effect is increased hair growth on face and forehead.

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