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    I'm an American student and have been living here since June, so I've been getting my pill sent over from the US. I'm meant to be starting my next pack tommorrow but just realised I forgot to ask my stepmum to send it to me. My housemate told me to go to Brook because they provide you with contraception. I just wanted to know if I would be able to get my pill (Yasmin... is it available in the UK?) and if I will be able to get it tommorrow when I go. Also, will there be a problem with me getting the pill for free because I am not a UK citizen or resident? Thanks.
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    (Original post by morningtheft)
    If you're a student here for more than six months, you can get it for free.
    I'm on a three year degree course, so I guess that's a yes. Do they usually give you the pill right away?
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    You will have to beware that a lot of family planning clinics don't stock yasmin because it's so expensive, and you may have to go through a gp to get it specifically.
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    (Original post by naelse)
    You will have to beware that a lot of family planning clinics don't stock yasmin because it's so expensive, and you may have to go through a gp to get it specifically.
    Really? I know it's quite new in the UK, but I didn't know it was expensive. CAn they give me the perscription and I can just go to the pharmacy and get it? I don't want to change pills cause it works really well with my body.
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    I don't know about prescriptions but every time I go to Brook/my local Family planning clinic they have a big sign up saying that if we want yasmin we'll have to go to a GP. It's the most expensive pill out there..
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    (Original post by naelse)
    I don't know about prescriptions but every time I go to Brook/my local Family planning clinic they have a big sign up saying that if we want yasmin we'll have to go to a GP. It's the most expensive pill out there..
    Bleh.. what a pain... so I guess I'm not going to be able to get it tommorrow. I'm going to the one in Euston here in London... whats the difference between going to Brook and a GP? and how to I go to a GP? All I really need is just the perscription, since I'm covered under my mother's insurance... though it would be nice to get it for free straight away.
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    http://www.dh.gov.uk/PolicyAndGuidan...amp;chk=fQdH03

    that's all i could find on GPs for international students
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    Do you not have to pay for the pill if you're a student? No matter how old you are? Here, you have to pay for it yourself as soon as you're 20. I was on Yasmin, too, but it's 30 Euro a pack.. And I'm off it now anyway, because it caused me migraines.
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    contraception is free
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    You're a student so your University should have a medical centre or a designated health clinic where students can register. You should be able to get the pill free from there. Contact your Union if your unsure about where the medical centre is / any details you might need.

    Hope that helps.
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    You can get yasmin on the NHS cos my ex was on it and as mentioned before contraception is free so you should have no worries!
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    I'm on yasmin, i get it from the GP. you will have to register with your uni medical centre but you should probably do that anyway in case you get ill in the next 3 years!
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    I went to Brook today and they told me I had to register with a GP in order to get Yasmin. So I'm about to go do that now... Wonder why they don't have Yasmin at sexual health clinics..
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    A pack of most pills will cost the NHS a few pounds, while Yasmin costs about £15 according to my GP. What can I say? I have expensive taste :p:
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    (Original post by squirly)
    A pack of most pills will cost the NHS a few pounds, while Yasmin costs about £15 according to my GP. What can I say? I have expensive taste :p:
    Yea, it's pretty expensive in the US too. My gyno prescribed it to me because I asked for something that would help clear up my acne. I think it's amazing thougn, I've been on it since last May and my acne is gone and I weigh 5 pounds less(though that might be due to moving to London, and having to walk alot more). I do still get PMS, but that's normal. The doctor at Brook today said that she could give me another pill, but I just really like the way Yasmin works with my body. I think it's hard to find a good pill, and I want to stick with it. Even though its damn expensive!
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    i see why you want to stick with yasmin its what my gp perscribed me after trying a few differnt types of pill and yasmin was the best out there for me!
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    ^^ definitely. I was on Microgynon first and that just messed me up, didn't like that at all. Yasmin doesn't affect anything but what it's meant to. Perfect.
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    (Original post by graddage)
    i see why you want to stick with yasmin its what my gp perscribed me after trying a few differnt types of pill and yasmin was the best out there for me!
    I know it's really great!

    I went to register with the GP today in order to get it. Just wanted to know, it's free with the GP too right? My housemate told me that I might have to pay a 6.50 fee for the perscriiption, which I don't mind, I just want my pill!
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    How old are you? Up to a certain age (20 I think if you're still in education.. correct me if I'm wrong) you don't have to pay for prescriptions. You just tick the little box that says you're in education and it's free
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    some GPs will only prescribe yasmin if you have pre menstrual symptoms.... but as you have then i would imagine taht it would still prescribed but if its not really relieving them your maybe better trying something else.
 
 
 
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