Hers (Birth Control)

Birth control without insurance

We don't really recommend using Hers for birth control.

  • Choice

    Hers only offers 13 types of birth control pills, where other companies over 100 different types and more options beyond the pill.

  • Accessibility

    It's significantly more expensive to get birth control through Hers than other services.

  • Convenience

    Their customer service isn't easily accessible and you have to email them in order to cancel payments that they auto-subscribe you to.

  • Transparency

    Overly expensive birth control is masked by the brand's sleek, millennial branding.

Yes, they provide an option to get the pill to those without health insurance, but there are plenty of other companies that do that at a cheaper price point (Nurx, Pill Club, Pandia Health, Twentyeight Health, Planned Parenthood Direct, PRJKT Ruby and Alpha). This is a company that has sleek, modern branding but ultimately does a disservice to uninsured patients who are trying to get birth control. Keep in mind, this company got its start offering generic prescription drugs to treat erectile dysfunction and hair loss in men.

Pros

  • Provides an option for those without insurance to obtain birth control pills (note: there are plenty of other companies that offer this)

  • You can ask medical providers questions anytime using the company's messaging platform

Cons

  • Only offers 13 types of birth control pills, where other companies over 100 different types

  • Only offers the pill, where other companies offer more birth control options including the patch, the ring and the shot

  • The packaging is not discreet. When we ordered it, the box of birth control had "Hers" printed on it.

  • Hers charges $30/month for birth control pills, which is significantly higher than its competitors

  • The company's customer service is not easily accessible and slow to respond

  • During testing, we canceled an order and they send us the drugs anyway

  • After your medical evaluation, you will be auto-subscribed to their service and there isn't a direct button to cancel payments (you have to email them)

Tips

  • Their consultation fee to get a prescription is $5, which is cheaper than most services, but their birth control pills costs more per month

Do they take health insurance?

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  • Choice

    Hers only offers 13 types of birth control pills, where other companies over 100 different types and more options beyond the pill.

  • Accessibility

    It's significantly more expensive to get birth control through Hers than other services.

  • Convenience

    Their customer service isn't easily accessible and you have to email them in order to cancel payments that they auto-subscribe you to.

  • Transparency

    Overly expensive birth control is masked by the brand's sleek, millennial branding.

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