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    my friend said its free but i don't think that's right.
    what do you have to do - just book an appointment with your GP and say 'The Pill please' ?!
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    Yeh contraception is free.
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    Nothing, just go to the doctors. They will check your blood pressure / medical history etc, then assuming your ok give you a 3 month prescription. After the first 3 months, they then give you 6 months worth at a time. Easy peasy
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    Is it always free? I'm wondering which box for free prescriptions I start ticking now I no longer fit into the "16, 17, or 18 and in full-time education" one?
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    Isn't there a box which says 'free contraceptives', or words to that effect? I can't remember what I tick on my form.
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    (Original post by serrellen)
    Is it always free? I'm wondering which box for free prescriptions I start ticking now I no longer fit into the "16, 17, or 18 and in full-time education" one?

    The pill is always free, but other prescriptions are not once you turn 19.
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    (Original post by Charlski)
    The pill is always free, but other prescriptions are not once you turn 19.
    What about when I'm 18 but not in full-time education? (Does uni count as "full-time education"?)

    Would the morning after pill be free, for example?
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    "this patient has been prescribed free-of-charge contraceptives" - tick that box
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    (Original post by serrellen)
    What about when I'm 18 but not in full-time education? (Does uni count as "full-time education"?)

    Would the morning after pill be free, for example?
    It's always free as far as I know
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    Free foreverrrrrrrrrr!
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    Oooh really? I didn't know that. Thats good
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    (Original post by serrellen)
    What about when I'm 18 but not in full-time education? (Does uni count as "full-time education"?)

    Would the morning after pill be free, for example?
    Morning after pill is free if you're under 16, £7.20 if you get it prescribed (I think) and £35 if you buy it.
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    You can go to a sexual health clinic and get free condoms too
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    A regular contraceptive pill is free... regardless of age etc etc etc.
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    All contraception ie, the pill, coil, injection, implant, condoms at sexual health clinics is free regardless of age.
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    Everything is free

    free free free free free
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    (Original post by serrellen)
    What about when I'm 18 but not in full-time education? (Does uni count as "full-time education"?)

    Would the morning after pill be free, for example?

    When I said the pill is always free, I meant always. I don't know about the morning after pill, but 'the' pill is absolutely free at any age.

    When you're at uni aged under 19, other prescriptions are free, once you turn 19, despite being in full time education, you have to pay.
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    university does NOT count as full time education for the purposes of prescriptions and you should begin paying for them when you finish college, even if aged under 19.

    however for the issue at hand, going on the pill is free there's a box, at my pharmacy they tick it for you =)

    for whoever asked about emergency contraception this isn't usually free from your pharmacy, but can be obtained free of charge from some hospitals, or GUM clinics, they do stipulate that you take it there and then to be sure that you're not there on someone else's behalf.

    i find it funny at my local hospital because you go to the minor injuries clinic for it... injury =P
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    Yeah its free
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    (Original post by The_Goose)
    university does NOT count as full time education for the purposes of prescriptions and you should begin paying for them when you finish college, even if aged under 19.

    Er, since when? I got all my prescriptions for free in the first year of uni, as did all of my friends.
 
 
 
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