Hi all! I'm 22, sexually active, yada yada. I went to the gynecologist for the first time in May because I had awful menstrual cramps/nausea/etc and was prescribed Loestrin birth control (which has worked beyond well), with 6 months of refills. I just filled my last one so I called up the office to ask if they could send in a new prescription, but the receptionist told me it's their policy that anyone on HBC has to come in for an appointment every 6 months. I'm not sure what the appointment entails exactly (made one for tomorrow, so I guess I'll find out then...) but I've never heard of a policy like this before. Is this standard? If it makes any difference I had a full exam with a pap and sonogram in May and everything was fine.
TLDR: is it normal for a gyno to make you come in for an appointment every 6 months if you're on HBC?