'Polkadoc' is a New App Designed to Help Increase Birth Control Access

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jun 8, 2015
References: polkadoc & bustle
'Polkadoc' is a groundbreaking new app aimed at increasing birth control access in the US. For many American women, it can be extremely difficult to access birth control prescriptions. The Polkadoc app is designed to help make the process significantly easier by reducing the economic, social, and logistical barriers that often stand in the way of women renewing their birth control pills.

To use the app, simply register for an eVisit and provide a driver's license or other government issued identification to verify your identity. You also have to record and submit a video of you stating your name so that the doctors can verify who they are treating. You then fill out a simple survey to provide information about your medical history and screen your eligibility for birth control. Next you choose your pharmacy and the app with automatically transfer your prescription.

The app is revolutionary for helping increase birth control access among women who often don't have the time or ability to visit a doctor's office. With the Polkadoc app women can easily renew their prescriptions and maintain their reproductive health.