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Can you use a birth control pill that your friend has but is no longer using?

No. If you’re interested in using the pill, it’s best to get your own prescription from a nurse or doctor.

The pill is a kind of birth control that you have to get with a prescription. That’s because there are lots of different types of birth control pills out there. Each contains different kinds and amounts of hormones, and some have different risks and side effects. The pill prescribed for your friend may not be the pill that would be best for you. 

Also, if a pill hasn’t been stored properly or is very old, it may not work as well to prevent pregnancy.

If you’re interested in going on the pill, talk with your nurse or doctor, or make an appointment at the Planned Parenthood health center nearest you.

Learn more about the pill. 

Tags: birth control, the pill