laura asked in TravelIrelandOther - Ireland · 3 months ago

The pill in Ireland. ?

I am 18 years old and live in the Republic of Ireland. I was wondering how much is the pill in Ireland and can I get it without my parents ever finding out? Does it turn up on a bill or does the doctor make it more discreet??? Please tell me everything you know !! 

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  • Ludwig
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Depends on the pill.  The Gardai have recently reduced their estimate of the street value of ecstasy.   They are only paying €5-per-tablet for theirs.

  • Orla C
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Legally you're an adult, so there's nothing stopping you from using contraception - and good that you are using it, but bear in mind that while the pill protects you from unplanned pregnancy, it doesn't protect you from nasty diseases, so if you don't know the guy very well, use condoms too.

    You can always go into your family doctor and talk to him/her about this, legally they cannot discuss your appointment or anything about it with your parents as you are now an adult. It is a good idea to talk about this with him/her - especially if your doctor is a woman - because you might have medical issues that could affect how the pill works in your body, some women do better on a certain type of pill. 

    If you can't talk to your doctor about it, try your nearest Well Woman Centre. Google them. 

    Finally, be aware too that using the pill can cause you to gain weight. Plan in regular exercise and eat sensibly.

    If you are prone to very painful periods, this is a VERY good and very valid reason for taking contraceptive pills - and you can tell your parents this if they ever find out.

    But you should talk to your mother about it, in any case. It would be wiser.  

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Check Pharmacy if 18 good using protection Irish teenage boys are as horny any other teenage boys of other nationalities. 18 in  Ireland free drop your nickers to any Irish guy you want 16 the age for girls to have sex.  Your devout Roman Catholic parents cannot stop your sex life now but can 16 17 despite  it being legal . Laura what part of Ireland what county you from as I am Irish.

  • hihi!
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Until you turn 18, use condoms. Insist on condoms.

    EDIT: OOPS!! My eyes are bad, l read that as "l am 13..."

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  • John
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    If it is on your parents' insurance or anything like that they will get the bills even if you pay them. I'm in the US but sure enough Planned Parenthood is global:

    https://www.ifpa.ie/

    They offer counseling, care, birth control. often financial help. If 18 is the age of emancipation in Ireland, like here, then you are an adult and your parents need not be involved.

    I will gently suggest one aspect of life: One step towards becoming a real adult is standing before your parents and telling them about your adult decisions and standing by them. This happens when and if a young person is ready for it.

  • 3 months ago

    Contraception is not free. You will need to pay for it yourself.  As you are classed as an adult, there is no reason your parents would know unless you tell them.

    https://www.ifpa.ie/ifpa-contraception-price-list/

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