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    i know this is a really stupid question but do u just ring up the doctors and ask for an appointment? im really scared that people will judge me when i go there even though im over 16..
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    Yes you just make an appointment with your doctor. Noone even remotely sensible will judge you for doing something as sensible as using contraception. Try not to worry its not as scary as it seems, they will just want a chat about why you want to go on it. They'll explain possible side effects and that it doesn't protect you from STD's and they might take your weight and blood pressure. It seems intimidating but its really very straightforward and noone at the doctors will judge you.
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    Yep just ring up your docs and ask for an appointment.
    If the receptionist asks what you need the appointment for, then be honest. You will need to see a doctor, not a nurse, for your first appointment to get the pill.
    Dont be scared of people judging you...using the pill shows how responsible and mature you are, instead of risking getting pregnant by using no contraception at all! (assuming you want the pill for contraceptive reasons, it can also help with troublesome periods, skin problems such as acne etc)
    Good luck
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    Just ask for an appointment with your doctor and when you go, say you would like to go on the pill and the doctor will ask you a few questions and give some advice on testing for STIs normally as well and give you a prescription. They won't judge you, going on the pill is normally a sign of being responsible and being in a steady relationship.
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    Just get an appointment with your doctor. It's probably one of the most common things that they deal with and they won't be at all phased by you asking to go on it. They might need to ask if you're sexually active etc but I'm sure they wouldn't judge you for it! It usually takes about 5 minutes and you get a prescription - and because it's contraception, it's free! Yay! (Although I'm guessing all prescriptions are still free for you, grr)
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    thankyou, i feel better about it now. i wont need to get tested for STI's will i? as a "friend" (shes in my group of friends but i dont really like her) went to get the pill and they tested her for them but she was sleeping around with no condoms so i suppose they have a reason
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    They might recommend you get tested for STI's but they won't make you.
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    (Original post by phantom)
    thankyou, i feel better about it now. i wont need to get tested for STI's will i? as a "friend" (shes in my group of friends but i dont really like her) went to get the pill and they tested her for them but she was sleeping around with no condoms so i suppose they have a reason
    They won't force you into it no, but if you're not going to use condoms then it's certainly sensible. If you're a virgin it's very unlikely you'll have anything (although you can get things through oral sex), but I personally would want any boy I was sleeping with without a condom to get tested. There really is nothing bad or scary about STI tests, you can do them yourself and they're just plain sensible. So even if you don't have one now, you'll have to have one eventually.
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    Yes, it's as easy as described above. It's seen as a good thing to do so don't be embarrassed.

    Although saying that, I hate having to back for a repeat prescription because I feel like I'm just wasting the docs time; it takes about five minutes at the most and I'm taking someones appointment who might need it.
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    (Original post by Carrie1)
    Yes, it's as easy as described above. It's seen as a good thing to do so don't be embarrassed.

    Although saying that, I hate having to back for a repeat prescription because I feel like I'm just wasting the docs time; it takes about five minutes at the most and I'm taking someones appointment who might need it.
    You can usually see a nurse for a repeat prescription of the pill
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    Well that's what I thought but the doc has to sign for it anyway. They also like to check blood pressure, etc.
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    (Original post by ciara)
    You can usually see a nurse for a repeat prescription of the pill
    Check with your GP to see if their nurse is qualified. But at Family Planning clinics the nurses there usually are.
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    All Doctors are great, i have a male one and I went and saw him about it and have been on the pill for about 7 months now. no one will judge you so dont worry
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    Don't worry the doctors deal with these kind of things day in and day out.
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    When I first went on them my mom came with me (I asked her to), so the questions weren't that embarassing really! One or two were a little awkward, but that's all. I've seen all sorts of doctors and nurses about the pill now, and they're all fab about it. I cause problems because I have a touch of the ol' White Coat Symdrome, where my blood pressure and heart rate go through the roof when I go into the GP's room, but I'm so used to it now that I just ask for them to do my blood pressure last. It's kinda helpful having to go back every six months, nice to know my blood pressure and weight are being watched so other problems could be spotted!
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    Some girls like to take their bf if you feel that makes it easier. Your GP is probably dealing with 2 or 3 requests like yours every week, so don't feel embarrassed to ask.
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    The doctor certainly won't judge you for it; it's his job and he probably deals with requests to go on the pill all the time. If anyone does judge you, the most likely judgement they will make is that you're a responsible person, because you're taking precautions against unwanted pregnancy.
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    Don't put up with them judging you. Going on the pill is actually considerably sensible! What's more embarrassing is having to get the morning after pill. Be brave and then after you'll wonder what you worried about
 
 
 
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