Some birth control methods require a doctor’s visit, while others can be purchased over the counter at drugstores, grocery stores or online. 

Methods requiring a doctor’s prescription include long term methods like IUDs and the arm implant, as well as short term methods like the patch, shot, or most types of birth control pills. 

Methods that you can buy at drug stores include one brand of birth control pill, condoms, spermicides, and several brands of emergency contraception, also known as the morning after pill.

What if I don’t have insurance? 

There are several programs in Texas that help pay for birth control! 


Title X: These clinics provide free or sliding scale sexual health care 

Healthy Texas Women: This program offers free services like birth control, pap smears, STI screening and treatment, and more

Family Planning Program: These clinics offer free or low cost care regardless of gender or citizenship status  

Local Health Clinics: Most communities have a local health clinic that offers low cost care. 

Online providers: Many providers such as Nurx provide low cost birth control – and you don’t even have to leave your home!

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