Women’s Health While Traveling
You can find whatever medications you need in Europe, but you already know what works for you in the US. It’s easiest to B.Y.O. pills, whether for cramps, yeast infections, or birth control. Some health-insurance companies issue only a month’s supply of birth control pills at a time; ask for a larger supply for a longer trip. Tampons and pads, widely available in Europe, are sold — for more than the US price — at supermarkets, pharmacies, and convenience stores. You may not see the range of brands and sizes typical in American supermarkets, so if you’re used to a particular type, it’s simpler and cheaper to bring what you’ll need from home.