In a landmark development, women in Australia will have contraceptive pills home-delivered. This is not only a turning point for women’s health but it will also save them from the tiresome visit to the doctor, appointments and from the burdensome process of ‘contraception admin.’
Reports suggest the service will be offered by an online healthcare platform- Kin Fertility which was founded by 25-year old Nicole Liu. The company is focusing on digitizing contraception access by issuing the launch of a subscription service for the pill.
“A lot of women have come off the pill… because going to the doctor every few months to get a script has fallen into the ‘too hard’ basket,” Liu said.
“We are trying to make it easier for the modern woman to access the pill by getting it delivered to their door and seeing the doctor online.”
In addition to the costs of the pill, withdrawn for every delivery, the subscribed members to Kin Fertility will require to pay $55 annual membership fee.
“That $55 membership fee includes multiple doctor consults every year,” commented Liu. “So every time you have a side effect and you might want to talk to a doctor about it, that’s all covered under the membership fee.”
According to research there are more than one million women on the pill in Australia and more than a quarter (26 percent) women in 2018 called their pregnancies unintended.
In wake of the new development, GPs are also expressing concern, determining that face-to-face visits are also necessary.
“We are there to look after your holistic health,” commented GP Dr Brett Mckay. “(We) check for cervical cancer screening make sure your blood pressure is fine and also make sure you are up to date with your sexual health screens.”