Many sex hormones are available for both male and female people. They are not all equally effective, but there are some differences in effectiveness. If you think you might be pregnant, ask your doctor or gynecologist about birth control methods, and whether you should take these hormones (or any other contraceptive) during your menstrual cycle. You can order birth control pills by telephone, online, or in store. If you are considering a female contraceptive, there are a few questions you should ask your doctor. Do you prescribe the same type of birth control as your patients? Does your company offer a female-only insurance plan? How many female-only insurance plans are there? Is there a difference in pricing for female-only health plans that cover hormone replacement therapy and some birth control pills? Is the pill cheaper or more expensive in most states than it is in other states? What is the average cost of hormones in your area? When your doctor prescribes the correct type of sex hormones, she will also give you a schedule of dosing for each drug. If you want to read up on your hormone doses, please read this article. There is no one correct way to take the hormone pills, so you should consult with your doctor about dosage, when you need to take them, how often, and whether you should use a back-up method of birth control.