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In South Korea, you can purchase condoms and birth control pills at pharmacies without a prescription.<ref>[http://ocsotc.org/wp-content/uploads/worldmap/worldmap.html Global Oral Contraception Availability]</ref> <ref>[http://freethepill.org/where-on-earth/ Free the Pill: Where on Earth?]</ref> The word for pharmacy is 약국 (yak-guk)<ref name="koreahealth_bc">[https://www.koreahealthpages.com/article/birth-control-and-the-morning-after-pill-in-south-korea.html Birth Control and The Morning After Pill in South Korea]</ref> and the word for birth control pills is 피임약 (pee-im yak).<ref name="thisone_skbc">[https://thisonelittledid.com/2017/12/05/birth-control-pills-korea/  Birth Control in South Korea: A How-To Guide for Foreigners]</ref> One of the most common birth control brands is Mercilon (머시론).<ref name="thisone_skbc" /> Other common brands are Meliane and Levonorgestrel.<ref name="koreahealth_bc" />
 
In South Korea, you can purchase condoms and birth control pills at pharmacies without a prescription.<ref>[http://ocsotc.org/wp-content/uploads/worldmap/worldmap.html Global Oral Contraception Availability]</ref> <ref>[http://freethepill.org/where-on-earth/ Free the Pill: Where on Earth?]</ref> The word for pharmacy is 약국 (yak-guk)<ref name="koreahealth_bc">[https://www.koreahealthpages.com/article/birth-control-and-the-morning-after-pill-in-south-korea.html Birth Control and The Morning After Pill in South Korea]</ref> and the word for birth control pills is 피임약 (pee-im yak).<ref name="thisone_skbc">[https://thisonelittledid.com/2017/12/05/birth-control-pills-korea/  Birth Control in South Korea: A How-To Guide for Foreigners]</ref> One of the most common birth control brands is Mercilon (머시론).<ref name="thisone_skbc" /> Other common brands are Meliane and Levonorgestrel.<ref name="koreahealth_bc" />
  
It is important to note that some contraceptive options may require a prescription. For example, birth control pill brands such as Yasmin or Yaz may require a prescription. Meanwhile, other forms of birth control, such as contraceptive implants, injectables, and IUDs, typically require that you visit a health care provider in order to receive them.
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It is important to note that some contraceptive brands may require a prescription. For example, a female backpacker said that South Korean pharmacists told her that she needed a prescription for Yasmin (a birth control pill brand). However, for other forms of birth control, such as contraceptive implants, injectables, and IUDs, you may need to directly visit a hospital or clinic to obtain them.
  
 
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