Conversations about birth control or the use of emergency contraceptives were sort of taboo in the past — today, and thankfully, more women are used to being open about their sexual health. We have to admit though, gaining access to contraceptives can be inconvenient, expensive and most of all, uncomfortable, especially when you’re consulting a doctor of the opposite sex.
That’s where Ease Healthcare comes in.
WHAT IS EASE HEALTHCARE?
The Singapore-based business was first founded by Guadalupe Lazaro, CEO and Co-Founder of Ease Healthcare. With a background in Anthropology with a focus on gender and sexuality studies, Guada launched the digital health startup earlier this year with its main focus on delivering more affordable, convenient and discreet services for women to access these sensitive health options such as birth control consultation, emergency contraception, and more. But that’s not all, this platform also allows consumers to access these healthcare options from the comfort of their homes, while also being cost-friendly.
1. BIRTH CONTROL CONSULTATION
Birth control pills have long been known to protect women against unwanted pregnancies, but these pills also bring about other benefits such as:
- Less acne
- Regulating periods
- Preventing PMS
- Fewer menstrual cramps and lighter periods
- Preventing the risk of cysts in your breasts and ovaries
We know, it might sound really appealing but if it’s your first time taking these pills and you have 101 questions to ask, fret not. With Ease Healthcare, you can sign up for their 10-minute online consultation where you will be scheduled an appointment with the relevant doctors who are experts in this field of sensitive healthcare. They will then prescribe you with the brand of contraceptives that’s most suitable for you.
CONSULTATION FEE: $20 (10 minutes)
2. BIRTH CONTROL PILLS
On the other hand, if you already know which pill you’re on and you would like a refill, you can simply order yours by filling up a form on their website, listing your health details and your preferred birth control brands. Ease Healthcare offers brands such as:
After which, the doctors will review your form and follow up by issuing your prescription that will be delivered via SingPost, which will arrive in 2 to 3 days. Alternatively, you can also opt for their Private Courier that comes with an additional cost of $20, that delivers your pills on the same day.
BIRTH CONTROL PILLS: FROM $29
3. EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION
You can now get your emergency contraception delivered to your doorstep within 24 hours! The great thing about this is that you don’t have to rush to the clinic and avoid the awkward face-to-face consultation.
EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION: FROM $25
4. CONTRACEPTIVE PATCH
Though it might not be the most popular form of contraceptives, the contraceptive patch has been said to have the same efficacy as traditional birth control pills. It also has similar benefits aside from pregnancy prevention, such as lighter cramps, periods and less acne. To apply, Ease Healthcare suggests that the patch should be used once a week for three weeks a month.
CONTRACEPTIVE PATCH: From $53
5. SEXUAL HEALTH CONSULTATIONS
Sexual health consultations have been introduced as part of their new service here at Ease Healthcare. Here, you can consult the doctors about your symptoms regarding UTIs, Yeast Infection, and Bacterial Vaginosis.
Sexual Health Consultations: From $20
6. AT-HOME STD TEST KITS
Last but not least, Ease Healthcare will be introducing their At-Home STD Test Kits that will be launching really soon. The test kit allows others to check for the most common STDs by gathering samples at home — eliminating the possibility of embarrassment that you’d expect at the clinic.
AT-HOME STD TEST KITS LAUNCHING SOON.
Ease Healthcare is definitely a much-needed platform for women who want to make responsible decisions about their sexual health, without having the fear of judgement from others. On their website, Ease Healthcare also addresses common concerns about contraceptives, effects that one might have with the use of birth control pills, your periods, and even topics on STIs.