By Eva

There’s an emoji of a smiling poop, 12 different emojis of the moon and several cat emojis. How relatable are they, really? Why not make an emoji of something half of the world’s population can relate to, such as a menstruation emoji? This question was asked by Plan International UK earlier this year. They wanted to do something about this and had a petition where people in the UK and Australia could vote on 5 different emojis depicting menstruation. In June a winner was announced; a pair of panties with blood droplets on them. Even though menstruation is normal,…Read More

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By Eva

Menorrhagia is the technical term of heavy menstrual bleeding. Usually it is not a sign of any dangerous diseases, but it can be very uncomfortable. Here are some signs which can indicate abnormal heavy flows: You need ten or more tampons or pads during the days with the heaviest bleeding. You have to use both tampons and pads to prevent bleeding through. Your menstruation lasts more than six days. You have to get up during the night to change pad or tampon. There is blood on your sheets even though you use a pad or tampon. You’re staying home…Read More

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By Eva

Yes, birth control has shown to be an effective treatment for women with moderate acne. Androgenes, which is the common word for male hormones, stimulates growth of skin, hair and sebaceous glands. If the body produces too much of these hormones, or if the skin is more sensitive to the effects of the hormones, extra sebum will be produced. This will block the sebaceous glands and cause infections and inflammation in the skin, and thus lead to pimples and impurities. Some pills contains an anti-androgen in addition to estrogen and progesterone that will counteract the production of male hormones,…Read More

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By Eva

Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecologic cancer. The cancer starts when cells in the inner lining of the uterus mutate, causing abnormal growth. As a woman gets older, risk of endometrial cancer increases and it occurs most commonly after menopause. Just a few risk factors include: -Age -Diabetes -Lack of exercise -Family history: if close relatives have had endometrial or colorectal cancer But can birth control actually prevent endometrial cancer? Studies have shown, that using birth control pills for more than 10 years can reduce the occurrence of endometrial cancer by up to 50%. This protection also continues for…Read More

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By Eva

Birth control isn’t only used to prevent pregnancies or skip menstrual cycles. It can also be used to ease pain caused by menstrual cramps, counteract acne and prevent unwanted facial hair. Some of the most painful cramps are caused from a condition called endometriosis. Endometriosis is a condition where tissue of the same type as endometrium (the mucous membrane in the uterus) exists outside the uterine cavity, and is usually found on other organs outside the pelvis. These can be identified as cysts or mucous spots. They are affected by hormones the same way as the endometrium in the…Read More

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By Eva

No, you do not need a prescription before using Nurx. Nurx has licensed doctors in each state where we operate who will write a prescription after reviewing your health history. The Process: Pick your type of birth control and then the brand. We carry over 50 different brands of oral contraception and also offer the patch and NuvaRing. If you’re not sure what type of brand of birth control you would like to use a doctor will help to choose one for you. Next, you will answer a few questions about your health and any medical history that could…Read More

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