Birth control pills are thought to be the most effective and convenient way to delay or postpone a pregnancy. However there is always some anxiety attached to the same. Many women harbour a lot of misconceptions regarding birth control pills. Here we shed some light on some of the most frequently asked (or thought of) questions about birth control pills: Anyone can take a birth control pill over the counter without proper medical consultation This is true to some extent. Women who do not suffer from any prior health issues can opt to take birth control pills on their own.