@Kin.fertility lets you skip the in-person doctor’s appointment, without compromising quality healthcare. Connecting consumers with a GP online for their appointment, then organising the prescription to be filled and delivered straight to your door, Kin Fertility takes the hassle out of getting your contraceptive sorted each month. Well done Kin Fertility for such an amazing (and ridiculously necessary) concept. No doctors screen for this before prescribing a pill. My otherwise healthy 19yr old daughter died instantly in Dec ‘19 as a result of taking the YAZ contraception pill for 2 yrs. So if you have a side effect or issues you want to discuss with a doctor, you can – via phone, and it’s covered by the membership fee – so again, no pesky doctor’s appointments. So Kin was created to de-stigmatise the conversation around fertility and reproductive health, by empowering women with trusted information and better access to women’s healthcare. And then the monsoon came. It’s 2020, getting the pill shouldn’t be such a mission. Nicole Liu is the founder of online contraceptive pill delivery startup Kin Fertility. First you do an online assessment where you answer some basic questions about your medical history, then you’ll make an online doctors appointment where an Australian doctor will assess you and if appropriate, prescribe a prescription plan. Kin Fertility’s almost-perfect rating speaks for itself. With this Chances of Getting Pregnany by Age calculator below, you can easily calculate your specific probability of conceiving a child within a year. I knew I’d never make the appointment in such torrential conditions, so I cancelled. But I had a lot of questions and I started looking into the space and realised how nobody talks about their reproductive health. When you finish all your refills, you will be automatically booked in for a follow-up appointment with your doctor to do a routine check-up and ensure it’s still safe for you to stay on the contraceptive pill. The questionnaire took me less than 10 minutes to fill out (I have no current health issues and have never had any problems with the pill I have been on since my teens, so my answers were all pretty straightforward.) I thought, how can we destigmatise fertility and reproductive health and give women back control? If you're not already a Mamamia member, sign up (it's easy, we promise). The best position to sleep in when your period is giving you pain. This is their latest venture, Kin Fertility, allowing women to access a subscription service of the pill from the comfort of their own home. Also, that appointment with your GP is actually important to make sure you aren't at risk of complications from the pill or to manage side effects. "All the doctors who have gone through our onboarding software are thrilled with it. There is a lot of silence around experiences and a lot of isolation.". I selected my pill from a dropdown list of 35 brands, paying $40 for a six month supply. Kin is here to help make this pill an easier one to swallow. We’re putting the power back in women’s hands by significantly improving access to contraception, giving them more control and choice over their own bodies,” Liu told Mamamia. Women sign up online and complete a five-minute health questionnaire. The Pill Subscription. “Kin is a healthcare platform for the modern Australian woman. Supplements, although generally not harmful, may have untoward side effects if not taken properly. Kin Fertility offers access to 35 brands of the contraceptive pill and costs $55 a year in addition to the cost of the pill. After struggling with her own fertility and becoming frustrated with the time it took and the cost of getting a prescription for the contraceptive pill, she turned her attention the women’s healthcare space. That's a 12 month supply. Kin Fertility informed me that my contraceptive would be delivered to my door in 1-2 business days. But first I needed to figure out if this really was as good as it sounded, so I tried the service for myself. But for me, to receive my contraceptive pill within four days of signing up to the service (including a weekend) with no need to physically see a doctor or visit a pharmacy, it really is a no brainer. ?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Image via Pinterest, A post shared by Kin (@kin.fertility) on Nov 10, 2019 at 1:15pm PST. I completely understand that some people might have more complicated health questionnaires than me, which could potentially slow down/complicate the process. It’s been termed ‘contraceptive admin’ and I know for a fact, I’m not the only one who’s sick of it. I booked an appointment with my GP, hardly able to believe that three months had already passed since the last time I walked into his office, otherwise perfectly healthy, just to pick up a script for a medication I’ve been taking for well over 15 years. So, it is still best to take these male fertility pills, vitamins, or supplements under the professional guidance of a fertility expert. Post continues below. Ms Liu was not deterred by the AMA's reservations. Last week, I noticed my contraceptive pill was running low. However, doctors have warned of the risk of going online for healthcare, with the Australian Medical Association urging women to visit their doctor to access the contraceptive pill. This episode is brought to you by Kin Fertility - Australia’s first subscription service to the contraceptive pill. Now, you can get the contraceptive pill delivered to your door. ', "It is the cost of lost opportunity for a face-to-face consult with a doctor at which a number of important things happen. The former McKinsey management consultant saw an opportunity for a startup which tapped into the booming trend for telehealth services while providing more information to women. Please be cautious before taking any pill. You log on to Kin Fertility’s website and fill out a detailed questionnaire about your health and contraceptive history. On Monday, I was informed by email that my pills had left the pharmacy and on Tuesday they landed on my desk. Absolutely. But it was a pretty bad thunderstorm.) "I was misdiagnosed with polycystic ovaries and told I would be infertile," she said. @kin.fertility We are trying to keep it as simple as possible while keeping all the necessary frictions there to keep it safe for the patient.". So, when someone told me online healthcare platform Kin Fertility was launching a subscription service, through which I could get my pill delivered DIRECTLY TO MY DOOR (like Uber Eats but for my uterus??) If for any reason, you would like to pick up your script or pill in-person via your local pharmacy, email us at [email protected] with the following det. For an ongoing prescription you only have to see your doctor once a year and that is an opportunity to talk about many things in your life like mental health and perhaps an opportunity for a skin check, to discuss sexual health and think about a cervical screening test.". Kin Fertility is changing the game by delivering the Pill to your door. There is an annual membership fee of $55 but that includes delivery costs as well as multiple doctor consults every year. Please sign in to contribute to the Mamamia Community. "It turned out not to be true. The Pill can help lower the concentration of androgens in your blood, reducing sebum production and clearing up your skin. In fact, it’s even simpler. This has been shown in heaps of studies, across all different types of combined contraceptive pill. Kin is a fertility health platform for the modern woman. How does it work? But thanks to Kin Fertility, the 1.6 million Australian women who use the contraceptive pill can now skip their quarterly doctors visit and get their birth control delivered straight to their door. In the 30s the chance is between 50 and 75%. A prescription is issued and sent to a partner pharmacy, and the pill arrives at their door. Help center ; Renewing my pill script. Most oral contraceptive pills come with a 4 month supply and with an additional 2 repeats. Yes, I am aware of how boring this is. Then work got busy, then a meeting ran over. I promised myself I’d rebook for the next day, but every single day that week, something else – life, pretty much – got in the way. I had already paid the $55 upfront (this is refunded in 3-5 business days if you’re deemed unsuitable to use the service.). Yes. You just register online with Kin Fertility and then complete a questionnaire about your health, before being connected with a doctor online – there are 35 different types of pills on offer. Listen to Mamamia's daily news podcast, The Quicky, on what no one tells you about the Pill and men. Kin is Australia’s first subscription-based delivery service for the contraceptive pill, but the telehealth start-up is looking to revolutionise other parts of the process, too. “Once they get the script we send that to our partner pharmacies, ship them … Kin costs $55 a year plus the cost of the pill. We’re putting the power back in women’s hands by significantly improving access to contraception, giving them more control and choice over their own bodies,” Liu told Mamamia. This service will cut out the inconvenience of multiple doctors visit, and more importantly, free up my GP's schedule for people who actually need a face to face appointment. Amen to that! How hard is it to see your GP once a year? 140 talking about this. Kin Fertility allows women to order their pill and have it arrive within three days; Customers will pay a $55 annual membership fee as well as the price of the pill Kin Fertility’s almost-perfect rating speaks for itself. It was literally just a plain white box with only the pill packet in it. Kin is here to help make this pill an easier one to swallow. 'There is a high cost for that convenience and that is the cost of safety. Post continues below. Forget doctor’s waiting rooms and regular visits to your GP to get a repeat contraceptive pill subscription. When it comes to fertility, we think that knowledge is power. Kin Fertility are answering all our pill questions from when to stop the pill to try for a baby, when to restart, what to do about breastfeeding and everything in between. Say goodbye to lengthy waiting rooms and unfulfilling doctors appointments, because Australia’s first contraceptive pill subscription service is here from Kin Fertility.. They are seriously changing women's lives all over Australia so check them out on Instagram @kin.fertility. For example, migraines (which are fairly common in women) are a major contraindication because you could be at risk of having a stroke while on the OCP. Currently, Kin offers access to 35 brands of the pill. That's a $93 difference. PLEASE Do your own research on side effects first. Kin Fertility offers access to 35 brands of the contraceptive pill and costs $55 a year in addition to the cost of the pill. My pill didn’t come in a cool box like this not even with the cool kin silver slip in it. It’s seriously tedious and inconvenient to have to go to see the doctor every single time you run out of your contraceptive pill, aka every three months, aka four times a bloody year, aka approximately 12849402 times in the average menstruating woman’s life. ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Life is full of loop-the-loops. First you take an online health questionnaire that asks about your history with the pill, the brand you use, any issues you’ve encountered, and what you hope to use the pill for, plus some other factors to consider. On top of that, there is the cost of the pill itself, which varies depending on what brand you use – but Kin promises to match a pharmacy’s lowest price on all 35 brands they stock. If you're not seeing your GP at least once a year for a general check-up, that's not a good thing. Almost 50% of women over 40 have fertility issues and less than 40% have a chance of conceiving if theyre in the early 40s. As the first of many services that Kin will offer, they currently run Australia's first pill prescription service with the contraceptive pill being delivered to your door, ... Kin Fertility, with the goal of raising standards for women's reproductive health and opening up the heavily stigmatised conversation around fertility. Their answers are reviewed by a qualified GP followed by a text-based consult. Went to general clinic and was given a few pill. To secure a Kin subscription it’s easy as going through a few simple steps. First you do an online assessment where you answer some basic questions about your medical history, then you’ll make an online doctors appointment where an Australian doctor will assess you and if appropriate, prescribe a prescription plan. However, Dr Richard Kidd of the Australian Medical Association said while Kin Fertility was billed as a low cost option it was not. (Okay, it wasn’t a monsoon. Startup Kin Fertility is looking to revolutionise sexual and reproductive health in Australia with the launch of an online subscription service for the contraceptive pill this week. ... Kin . This is obviously not the end of the world but just wondering why is this? This was on a Sunday (I filled out the questionnaire on a Friday afternoon). Here’s everything you need to know. The following day – without the need for a text consult – I was informed via email I was a suitable candidate for the service. "I thought, how can we destigmatise fertility and reproductive health and give women back control?". Ms Liu participated in the Startmate accelerator program and started working on Kin Fertility seven months ago, beginning with online content. “Kin is a healthcare platform for the modern Australian woman. Startup Kin Fertility was created by Nicole Liu, a 25-year-old woman who was formally an investment banker. The Sydney based startup has attracted $1 million in funding from venture capital fund Blackbird Ventures and has the backing of accelerator Eucalyptus. I pay $0 to get a prescription from a bulk-billing GP and $42 for a 12-month supply (or $30 on a health concession card). This information is then reviewed by a doctor, who initiates a text-based consult to address any specific questions or concerns within 24 hours. I was ready to jump on board. Have a video consult with our doctors to learn more about your body, know your options and put your mind at ease - whether you're ready for kids now or not. To secure a Kin subscription it’s easy as going through a few simple steps. This video is me talking about this new online service where you can get your contraceptive pills from. Read FAQs, tips & guides on how to use Kin Fertility. On paper, it sounds simple. The innovative company’s tagline is ‘get your contraceptive pill delivered to your door.’ For an annual membership of $55 a year, Kin sets you up with a quick online doctor’s appointment before you get the pill prescribed, and delivered to you home. The pill and hormones. Women in their 20s have around 80-90% chance of getting pregnant. The combined pill works by keeping the levels of two hormones , estrogen and progesterone, equal at all times. Tim Doyle, founder of Eucalyptus, has also backed mens health telehealth startup Pilot and said the space was growing. We're empowering women to take control of their fertility health Follow MySmallBusiness on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. So you're paying $55/year for the subscription on top of $80 for a 12-month supply? The innovative company’s tagline is ‘get your contraceptive pill delivered to your door.’ For an annual membership of $55 a year, Kin sets you up with a quick online doctor’s appointment before you get the pill prescribed, and delivered to you home. Kin Fertility was founded by Nicole Liu, 25, after she became frustrated with the time it took and the cost of getting a prescription for the contraceptive pill. But I’m trying to make a point. "The telehealth experience with Pilot showed significant demand for convenient online health services," he said. In a world-first, the contraceptive pill can now be delivered straight to your door, helping Australian women save trips to the doctors to get a script.. Kin Fertility customers complete an online health questionnaire and this patient information is then reviewed by qualified Australian doctors. There’s plenty of information online about this. 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