(SPOT.ph) Ladies, don't you just hate it when you're at the pharmacy peacefully ordering your birth control pills—as you have every right to—yet can still feel eyes boring into you as if you're some sort of plague-bringer? Whether metaphorical or not, society's eyes can get annoying, stressful, and downright prejudiced; just a few words you can use to describe the ordeal. Sure, it's already 2022 and while the world has been more open about sexual and reproductive health, stigma still exists. In this context, particularly around pills and condoms. We are, after all, in a predominantly Catholic country. So if you'd be more comfortable getting your pills in a more discreet way, we found a local website and Instagram accoun just for that. Sound like a dream? Meet Anna.
Here's how you can get your birth control discreetly delivered to your doorstep:
In case this is your first time needing birth control pills, the Anna website recommends booking a virtual consultation with an OB-GYN, available on weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Do take note that this does not guarantee that you will receive a prescription for birth control pills; their doctors adhere to the highest medical and prescribing standards of the Philippines.
Once you're cleared to order your prescription, simply head back to their website, choose whether you prefer a monthly or quarterly subscription, select the brand prescribed to you, upload your prescription, and finally add to your cart. Prices will depend on the brand prescribed to you, though they start at around P50. The website offers same-day delivery in Metro Manila for orders placed before 2 p.m. And yes, they come in discreet packaging.
Now, if you're already seeing an OB-GYN and simply want the hassle-free process of regularly receiving your birth control pills, you can just head on to the section of the website called Birth Control and order your brand of choice (prescription is required to proceed). Some of the brands they carry include Yaz, Althea, Diane 35, Lady, and Daphne, among others.
For more information, log on to Ask Anna's Instagram page.