Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team
In case you missed it, Dr. Sophia Yen appeared on KGO 810 to discuss how to safely access birth control during the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s a quick recap of what went down!
Dr. Sophia Yen, CEO and co-founder of Pandia Health, spoke with Michael Finney about the best way to get your birth control during the coronavirus outbreak. For those of you who are new around here, Pandia is the only women-led, women-founded and doctor-led birth control delivery service! We provide FREE delivery of birth control (pill, patch, ring) with automatic refills at the comfort of your own home).
Dr. Yen explains that Pandia is trying to get as close as possible to offering birth control as an over-the-counter medication, in line with the recommendation of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. “From the safety, care, and convenience of your home, you can fill out a questionnaire, use our expert, passionate birth control doctors, and ship it to your door. Set it and forget it — let Pandia worry so you don’t have to.”
The process for signing up is simple with three different options to choose from. Each time your birth control is due to arrive, it’ll show up on your front doorstep packed with education resources and swag items to brighten your month.
Dr. Yen notes, “a lot of physicians are referring their patients to us right now because they know now is not the time to go to the pharmacy for a non-urgent medication; much better to get it sent to you by mail!” For those without insurance, Pandia provides cash options starting at $15 per pack — that’s roughly, $0.50 everyday for one month.
Furthermore, 70% of women use birth control for reasons other than preventing pregnancy such as heavy, painful periods — the number one cause of missed school and work in women under the age of 25. Thankfully, Pandia offers a way around this obstacle by encouraging optional periods — “how much better would women’s lives — and those around them — be if they didn’t have random blood one week out of 4,” Dr. Yen half-jokes.
Essentially, Pandia exists “to take the stigma out of birth control.” And, during unprecedented times, it’s important that we all stand together in support of getting what we need to survive this historic period.
The above information is for general informational purposes only and is NOT a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your doctor/primary care provider before starting or changing treatment.