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Controversial new app eases access to birth control

the Pill Club app makes it easier for women to get access to birth control. (Image: Pixabay) the Pill Club app makes it easier for women to get access to birth control. (Image: Pixabay)
UNITED STATES (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Doctors are warning women about a new technology making it easier to take birth control.

A new app called The Pill Club allows users to order and have birth control delivered directly to their door — without a prescription.

Users take a health questionnaire through the app and the contraceptive is chosen based on the answers. However, physicians say the questionnaire leaves too much room for error.

"The idea that over the internet, or through filling out a questionnaire, a doctor will be able to glean enough information to find the right prescription for that patient so they can choose the one they want I think is incorrect," said Dr. Benjamin Schwartz, of South Side Hospital of Bayshore, New York.

Pill Club creators say women have the ability to text through the app with licensed doctors, nurse practitioners and nurses. 

"Of course our services never ever ever replace you know, your annual checkups, physicals, pap smears," said Sandy Wang, with the Pill Club Senior Medical Team. 

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