By Kyle McCarthy

Nurx, Flex, and Unbound are teaming up to offer women a chance to win six months of free birth control, a year of free period protection, as well as quality pleasure products through the Nasty Woman Starter Kit Sweepstakes. All new users will get $30 worth of free birth control, one month of free menstrual discs, and 20 percent off female sex toys, by using the promo code ‘NastyWoman’ at checkout. Now through March 31, women can enter for the Nasty Woman Starter Kit Sweepstakes at NastyWomanStarterKit.com. One lucky winner will win over $400 worth of prizes, including six…Read More

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By Kyle McCarthy

Earlier this month, we began offering FREE birth control to new users through Christmas Day. Because this promotion was so successful, we extended it through the end of the year, but time is running out to get this deal! In a matter of hours, it will be 2017, so get this deal before it's gone! Click HERE and use the promo code 'DonaldTrump' at check out to get up to $45 off your birth control now.  Read More

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By Kyle McCarthy

'Tis the season for giving and we're giving away #FreeBirthControl to new users! Using the promo code ‘DonaldTrump’, new users will get $45 of credit towards birth control through Nurx. To get the deal, users must visit Nurx.com, create a Nurx account, pick their brand of choice, and enter promo code in ‘DonaldTrump’ at checkout. Don't wait! This promo ends on Christmas Day! Sign up now at Nurx.com.Read More

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By Kyle McCarthy

World AIDS Day has been observed every year on December 1 since 1988. On this day, people worldwide unite in the fight against HIV and show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. This year on World AIDS Day, we at Nurx are launching our PrEP service and app in Washington, DC. According to CDC data, more than one million Americans are living with HIV, and more than 40,000 are newly diagnosed with HIV each year. In the nation's capital, the estimated rate of HIV diagnoses is 66.9 per every 100,000, which…Read More

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By Kyle McCarthy

A plethora of barriers prevent women from accessing reproductive health services, but did you know that only 1 in 50 women have easy access to clinics that provide contraceptives in the U.S.? Even though 81 percent of Americans support women’s rights to access birth control, the right for women to obtain safe, affordable, and accessible health care is still attacked. On the surface, birth control seems easy to access with the Affordable Care Act requiring all insurance companies to cover FDA-approved contraception and several states allowing patients to get birth control from their pharmacist without a doctor’s prescription. So,…Read More

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By Kyle McCarthy

Shortly after being elected, President-elect Donald Trump promised to bring the country together and hinted that he might not dismantle the Affordable Care Act after all. Well, it appears that was short-lived. Earlier this week Trump selected Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), one of the ACA's most vocal critics, as his pick for the Health and Human Services secretary. By doing so, it appears that Trump most likely does intend to dismantle Obamacare. Price has led efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act and introduced bills which would not require insurance companies to accept people with preexisting conditions, increase health…Read More

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By Kyle McCarthy

Did you know there are birth control methods you can use to skip your period? Continuous birth control methods allow you to safely skip your period and not have to worry about your cycle, even if it’s regular. So, how does it work? Instead of taking your placebo pills the week of your period, you would just continue to take your active pills without a break. With confirmation from your doctor, you can most likely use your current oral contraceptive, however, not every pill is designed for continuous use. If this is the case, your doctor can prescribe one…Read More

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By Kyle McCarthy

Recently, Boxed.com announced that the company has lowered the prices of goods targeted at women, which are often priced higher the same or very similar products marketed to men. Last year, two major studies showed that often times, women pay more than men for many consumer goods. A Canadian study showed that women pay on average 43 percent more for toiletries and personal care products than men do, and a study in New York showed that women are paying seven percent more. Now, another organization has joined the fight to end unequal gender pricing. Asha Dahya, founder of GirlTalkHQ,…Read More

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By Kyle McCarthy

What would you do if you were homeless and got your period? This question is what inspired Chelsea Vonchaz to create #HappyPeriod when she saw a homeless woman who was visibly on her cycle. After speaking with several shelters, Vonchaz learned that homeless and low-income women are most likely to get donations for toothbrushes and toilet paper, but not pads or tampons. It’s as if people forgot these women experience menstrual cycles as well. As stated on their website, “Our initiative supports everyone that has a monthly flow, including teenagers, nonbinary, and the LGBT community.” A few weeks ago…Read More

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By Kyle McCarthy

Birth control is widely considered a female health issue since condoms and vasectomies are currently the only FDA-approved form of male birth control. Along with America’s lack of comprehensive sex education programs and the fact that only women are able to get pregnant, very often, men especially lack knowledge about women’s reproductive health and contraceptive methods. In order to get the inside scoop, BuzzFeed took to the streets of Hollywood to test men about their birth control knowledge. So, how much do guys know about birth control? The results were surprisingly mixed: some guys were really knowledgeable while others…Read More

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By Kyle McCarthy

A key goal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), has been to reduce the number of uninsured Americans. Since major provisions of the ACA went into effect in January 2014, the uninsured rate has dropped to the lowest rate in decades. President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to repeal the ACA when he takes office, while other times, he has stated that he would keep certain provisions of it. Below are six reasons why repealing the Affordable Care Act is a terrible idea. 1.)24 million Americans will lose health insurance. Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was implemented, the uninsured…Read More

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By Kyle McCarthy

In most countries in the world, women are able to access birth control without a prescription. However, with the exception of California and Oregon, women are unable to get birth over-the-counter in the United States. California and Oregon are two states which have passed laws to expand access to contraceptives and more states are expected to follow as well. In both states, the laws aim to make it so women can get oral contraceptives right from the pharmacist, but as we found out, more than six months after the bill has been enacted, it’s still nearly impossible to do…Read More

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By Kyle McCarthy

Throughout his year-and-a-half long campaign, Donald Trump has spewed some of the most jarring hate speech we have ever witnessed from a presidential candidate. His comments have normalized blatant sexism and violence against women, which has serious impacts on women’s health and overall safety. Without further ado, here are 5 reasons a Trump presidency would be detrimental to women’s health: 1.) Numerous sexual assault allegations Trump has been accused of sexual assault by over twenty women--and counting. Currently, he is accused of raping a 13 year old girl, “Jane Doe”, in 1994. Read a thorough list of women who…Read More

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By Kyle McCarthy

Last April, the California Board of Pharmacy adopted regulations allowing pharmacists to dispense oral contraceptives, vaginal rings, and patches. But has much really changed? Over the past two weeks, Nurx team-member, Kayla Little, called over 130 pharmacies to see if she could get a prescription for birth control. Want to know how that turned out? ONE pharmacy said they could actually do this, though the pharmacist said he had to look up how to actually do it...Out of 138. Interested in seeing the results from Kayla's calls to San Francisco pharmacies? An interactive map and a table of all of…Read More

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