Birth Control Online Canada: Importance, Benefits, Examples & Technology Solutions

5 months ago

Let’s start this blog with an important fact about birth control.

As per the Grand View Research, “The global hormonal contraceptive market size was valued at USD 15.6 billion in 2018 and is estimated to expand at a CAGR of around 3.8% over the forecast period”.

Now you might have a question, why is the hormonal contraceptive market rapidly growing, Right?

The reasons are, 

  • Awareness programs by the governments across the globe
  • Emerging economies are developing new birth control products
  • The Healthcare industry is now focusing more on the women's healthcare or reproductive health
  • Pharmaceutical companies are coming up with new and effective birth control products

However, when it comes to accessibility, it is still a major challenge for many women. But now, a new approach - birth control online - is making birth control easier and more affordable than ever.

Sensing the business opportunity, many online retailers and companies are selling birth control services such as – product shipping, and prescription delivery - completely online.

As a result, women are preferring online birth control services as it is a fast and convenient solution for them.

So, needless to say, it is the right time to start a birth control online service in Canada with a mobile or web app.

But first, let’s understand more about online birth control.

What is birth control online?

Let’s understand this with the difference between online and in-person birth control solutions.

In-person visit:

Women need to wait days for a single appointment with the doctor.

Need to travel to pharmacies to collect a prescription which costs their valuable time and money.

Women are not familiar with the prices of several birth control product's prices.

They also require spending money on transportation and parking. 

Birth control online:

No need to wait days for a doctor appointment as women can easily communicate with them via virtual care solutions from their mobile, tablet, or laptop.

Online prescription delivery at the doorstep. As a result, it saves their transportation costs and overall time.

Women can discover the birth control products price in the app or website at any time, anywhere and can even compare those products.

From that, we can safely say that online birth control is the most convenient solution for women.

How does online birth control work?

Let’s understand with a quick example.

Step-1: Schedule an online consultation with the doctor or communicate via message 

Step-2: Answer a few health questions asked by the healthcare professional or the platform itself 

Step-3: Doctor will review your health condition and will prescribe you online as per your needs

Step-4: At home prescription delivery 

Step-5: Prescription refill as per the scheduled time

You can clearly see that it is a straightforward process for women.

With that, they can simply find the right prescription for their birth control by avoiding clinic waiting rooms and pharmacy prescription pick up at the same time.

Which birth control products can you offer online?

In the market, there are so many birth control formulas available.

As a birth control online solution provider, you can sell as many birth control products as you want. The only condition is, that those products must be legal. 

However, with our comprehensive market analysis, we have identified some of the most common hormonal contraceptive methods which are listed below.

  • Patch
  • Pill
  • Shot
  • Ring

How can you generate revenue from your birth control platform in Canada?

Now you have a clear sense of how online birth control services work.

In addition to this, it’s a fast, convenient, and easily accessible method for birth control.

However, to start the online birth control services in Canada, you need definitive technology solutions for that.

To do so, a mobile app or web app is the most adequate solution.

By developing an online birth control app, you can generate revenue from it, in two forms.

Let’s look at every one of them in detail.

Online consultation for birth control:

When it comes to live-in visits, many women face concerns about travelling and appointment booking for their birth control queries.

By offering a virtual care solution, women can easily and seamlessly communicate with the certified general practitioner regarding their birth control queries and advice.

With that, you can generate revenue by applying the Cost Per Visit (CPV) strategy.

Online birth control prescription delivery:

As you are offering online prescription services for birth control, there’s no need for women to travel for collecting prescriptions from the pharmacies.

Using online prescription delivery services, they can order the right prescription, with the right amount, at any time, from anywhere.

For that, you can charge them in two categories: Subscription-based and order-based.

Pro tip: You can attract more women by offering free + same-day shipping services. However, for that, you must adopt automation and save your operating time.

To understand more about online birth control apps, here are some examples of that.

Top birth control online solutions in North America

1. Nurx: Healthcare & Rx at home

Nursx app

About:

Nurx is one of the most popular online birth control solution providers in Canada.

In addition to this, Nurx offers more than 100+ birth control formulas and to select the right one, women can directly communicate with the healthcare professionals.

To deliver the most convenient birth control services, Nurx provides free prescription delivery services at the doorstep. Also, it automatically refills prescriptions, as per the order duration.

Average Pricing:

Its online consultation with the medical experts cost starts from $15/per visit.

2. Lemonaid: Telehealth & Rx meds

Lemonaid app

About:

Same as Nurx, Lemonaid offers an online prescription delivery for over 100+ birth control formulas.

The most beneficial aspect of using Lemonaid is that you don’t need to wait more than 24 hours for your prescription or medical condition review.

Average pricing: 

Online consultation with healthcare professionals costs $25/per visit and its medication package starts at $15/per month.

Benefits:

  • Free prescription delivery at your doorstep
  • Online consultation review within 24 hours
  • Over 100+ birth control formulas
  • Free consultation if you are run out of refills

3. Simple Health:

Simple Health

About:

With Simple Health, birth control online is easier as it offers more than 120+ birth control solutions.

In addition to this, women can share their past birth control information with medical experts which directly enables doctors to provide more effective and convenient birth control solutions.

Average pricing:

One-time online consultation with medical experts costs $15.

Benefits:

  • Online consultation is refundable if women face any concerns
  • Free home delivery of the prescription
  • Auto prescription refills

What are the features you should offer in the birth control app?

For better understanding, we have classified the features into two categories. So, let’s discover them.

User-end app features:

  • User profile
  • Appointment booking and reminder
  • Communication method – chat, voice call, and video conferencing
  • Healthy habit assistant 
  • Track menstrual cycle
  • Symptom checker
  • Medication tracker and reminder
  • Appointment history
  • Manage subscription plans 
  • Explore and purchase products 
  • Live tracking 
  • Multiple payment options
  • Review and feedback
  • Technical support

Doctor-end app features:

  • Doctor profile
  • Easy access to the patient medical records
  • Appointment management
  • Appointment reminder
  • Communicate with a patient via chat, call and video conferencing
  • Medical and sick notes
  • ePrescribing
  • Appointment history
  • Analytics
  • Billing and earning
  • Technical support

Now, let us tell you one thing.

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