“Startup Kin Fertility is looking to revolutionise sexual and reproductive health in Australia with the launch of an online subscription service for the contraceptive pill this week.””…Kin Fertility customers complete an online health questionnaire and this patient information is then reviewed by qualified Australian doctors.The doctors engage in a text-based consultation and, if assessed as suitable, the customer can access a prescription to the contraceptive pill delivered to their door, avoiding the need to make a doctor’s appointment.Kin Fertility offers access to 35 brands of the contraceptive pill and costs $55 a year in addition to the cost of the pill.”
I had heard of services like this in places like the US, but didn’t realise they were launching in Australia! Provided you meet certain criteria, you can get the pill delivered to your door.
I’d have a few worries about it – like what would happen if the delivery was left on my doorstep on a hot day! But, I have to admit, the convenience factor of not having to wait in a doctor’s office just to get a script filled is very tempting.
Would you use this service? Do you wish a similar service existed for other options, like condoms and lubricants?
This is kind of cool @earthmama I think it could make the contraceptive pill more accessible in some ways though there is the added price tag of $55.
I haven’t used much in I guess e-health except for online counseling for example with quit-line and I found that useful. I know you can get home delivered STI tests (I’m not sure if there was a consultation) so this feels like a natural progression.
Personally I chopped and changed with my contraceptive options and when the pill stopped working out for me I did like to go to my doctor to have a discussion about all the options. I guess if you’re on something that works for you why line up in a doctors office?!
I think postal condoms and lubricants is a great idea