Jennifer Gunter @DrJenGunter The Gray Lady’s gynecologist (@NYTStyles), sexpert, appropriately confident, lasso of truth, I speak for no one but me. The Vagina Bible (8/27), Jensplaining. Jul. 29, 2019 1 min read

Who makes us prescribe a 90 day supply?
Insurance companies. That’s who.

To be clear the article says that, but several paragraphs in.

Oral contraception doesn’t require an office visit and should be prescribed annually. It could also be OTC as long as cost don’t go up. It should not be linked with cervical cancer screening.  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/18/well/do-you-need-a-pap-smear-to-get-birth-control.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share 

Women with migraines or high blood pressure may need different follow up. This doesn’t affect OTC. We trust people with kidney disease to read the box of NSAIDs and parents to read the aspirin box.


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