By Maryam

We are dedicated to increasing access to PrEP. Interestingly, one of the major barriers to access is, well, awareness about PrEP in the first place. There are those that are dedicating their lives to spreading awareness about PrEP and the tools that exist to prevent HIV. Shannon Weber is one of those people. She is the Director of HIVEonline, founder of PleasePrEPMe.org and Loveyou2.org and coordinator of GettingtoZeroSF.org. Here, she dives into the strategic mechanisms behind increasing awareness to PrEP.  "PrEP awareness is rapidly evolving. In communities where early PrEP rollout occurred (such as San Francisco), awareness among gay…Read More

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By Maryam

Some women feel that their sex drive has decreased after being on birth control for some time. This theory has been around for awhile and supported by the fact that hormonal birth control decreases testosterone production in the ovaries, which is instrumental in sex drive. Although, according to a 2013 review, only about 15% of women noticed a dip in libido, while 85% noticed an increase or no change. This is still significant to conclude correlation, but there may be other factors that suggest the difference in sex drive. In the most recent research, Dr. Kristen Mark, the lead…Read More

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By Maryam

The strategic efforts dedicated to ripping away our reproductive rights are fully fledged and relentless. When we filter out the anger, confusion and helplessness, the only thing that remains is the pressing question: What can we do? Well, we chatted with Emily Kadar from the National Institute for Reproductive Health who gave us strategies for plugging into the reproductive justice movement. During a time with major impending threats to our reproductive rights, how can we get involved? EK: "I would urge everyone to get involved in the fight for reproductive rights, health, and justice at the local and state level.…Read More

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By Maryam

We chatted with Jenelle Marie Peirce, who is the Founder & Executive Director of TheSTDProject.com and Spokesperson for PositiveSingles.com. Her site focuses on eradicating STD stigma by facilitating and encouraging awareness, education, and acceptance through story-telling and resource recommendations. Jenelle’s work has been featured in popular outlets such as: The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Jezebel, Forbes, HuffPost Live, NPR, Mother Jones, Refinery 29, The Daily Mail, Bustle, and many more.  Here, she discusses what's missing in our sex education and why she started her own independent website. Why are so many people misinformed about sexual health? JP: I believe this all…Read More

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By Maryam

Below is an interview with Rebecca Willman from Abortion Care Network (ACN), the only nonprofit dedicated to supporting independent abortion providers and their allies. Here, she discusses what "indies" are and the constant challenges they face trying to provide much needed services to millions of women. What are Indies? RW: Independent abortion care providers (“indies”) include small practice owners, non-profit clinics, local women’s health centers, and others providing abortion care in their communities. Because indies are locally based providers, they lack the support or resources that come with affiliation with a national healthcare system, so ACN fills this gap. Our…Read More

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By Maryam

At Nurx, we’re interviewing inspiring Changemakers who are making a difference in the health field and reproductive justice. Caitlin Gaffin is the Director of Operations for WV FREE, the leading reproductive health, rights, and justice organization in the state of West Virginia. WV FREE is a reproductive health, rights, and justice organization that works to improve education on reproductive options, increase access to affordable birth control, reduce teen pregnancy, improve adolescent health, and protect personal decision-making, including the decision of whether or when to have a child. What is the most urgent need in West Virginia in the context…Read More

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By Maryam

At Nurx, we’re interviewing inspiring Changemakers who are making a difference in the health field and reproductive justice field. Below, is an interview with Dr. Dawn Chin-Quee where she discusses her research in family planning and contraception access internationally. Dr. Chin-Quee was born and raised in Jamaica and migrated with her family to the United States. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship in HIV/AIDS research training at UCLA, she developed an interest in public health—specifically international health. Since joining FHI 360, Dawn has designed and monitored research in family planning and reproductive health. What are some current solutions that have helped…Read More

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At Nurx, we’re interviewing changemakers who are paving the way in establishing a reproductive justice framework. Below, is an interview with Cherisse Scott. Scott has worked as an educator, advocate and activist in Reproductive Justice for almost 10 years. She is the Founder and CEO of SisterReach, currently the only Reproductive Justice organization in the state of Tennessee, which offers the framework as a new way of strategizing and organizing on the local and state level. What are the major barriers to accessing healthcare for marginalized communities? Access itself. The election only reminded us that conservatives are hell bent…Read More

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By Maryam

Hello everyone in the Minnesota! Accessing birth control just got a whole lot easier! That’s because, as of today, our birth control app is now available to use in Minnesota. With our app, women in Minnesota are now able to get a prescription for their birth control and have it sent right to their door! As a special welcoming gift to Minnesota residents, we are offering FREE BIRTH CONTROL to new users! To get the deal, users must visit Nurx.com, create a Nurx account, pick their brand of choice, and enter promo code ‘MINNESOTA’ at checkout. Users will receive $30…Read More

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Hello everyone in the Michigan! Getting on birth control in your state, just got a whole lot easier! That’s because, as of today, our birth control app is now available to use in Michigan. With our app, women in Michigan are now able to get a prescription for their birth control and have it sent right to their door! As a special welcoming gift to Michigan residents, we are offering FREE BIRTH CONTROL to new users! To get the deal, users must visit Nurx.com, create a Nurx account, pick their brand of choice, and enter promo code ‘MICHIGAN’ at…Read More

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By Maryam

Earlier this week, Donald Trump appointed anti-contraception activist, Teresa Manning, to be the deputy assistant secretary for population affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services. Manning's appointment would give her control over Title X, a program which provides contraceptive services to millions of low-income and uninsured Americans. Such a move would greatly increase the barriers women face in accessing affordable reproductive healthcare and further support the Trump administration’s treatment of women as second-class citizens. In a 2003 interview, anti-contraception activist, Manning claimed “contraception doesn't work.” However, science proves otherwise. If used correctly, the Pill, NuvaRing, and the…Read More

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By Maryam

Exciting news! Today, we launched in Missouri! We are so excited to now offer women living in the Missouri an easier way to access birth control. Through our birth control app, users can get a prescription for their birth control and have it delivered right to their door! As a special welcoming gift to all new Missouri users, we are offering FREE BIRTH CONTROL to new users! To get the deal, users must visit Nurx.com, create a Nurx account, pick their brand of choice, and enter promo code ‘MISSOURI’ at checkout. Users will receive $30 off their order, which…Read More

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Hello everyone in the Old Dominion State! We just added Virginia as a state we now serve. Now, users in Virginia will be able to use our birth control app to get a prescription for their birth control and have it sent right to their door! As a special welcoming gift to all new Virginia users, we are offering FREE BIRTH CONTROL to new users! To get the deal, users must visit Nurx.com, create a Nurx account, pick their brand of choice, and enter promo code ‘VIRGINIA’ at checkout. Users will receive $30 off their order, which equates to…Read More

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Hello everyone in the Sunshine state! We just added Florida as a state we now serve. Now, users in Florida will be able to use our birth control app to get a prescription for their birth control and have it sent right to their door! As a special welcoming gift to all new Florida users, we are offering FREE BIRTH CONTROL to new users! To get the deal, users must visit Nurx.com, create a Nurx account, pick their brand of choice, and enter promo code ‘FLORIDA’ at checkout. Users will receive $30 off their order, which equates to up…Read More

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By Maryam

Overwhelming evidence has proven that abstinence only programs have done nothing to reduce teen and unplanned pregnancy rates; however, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently credited increased access to low-cost services as a contributing factor to the overall decline in teen and unintended pregnancy rates nationwide. Research shows that the easier and more affordable birth control is, the more women will use it. This is why, we at Nurx, are making birth control more accessible than ever through our birth control app. Since December, we have also been giving away free birth control to new users who…Read More

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Donald Trump thinks I'm equal to him? This is, of course, the same person who paid men on his campaign staff one third more than women, and now expects female White House staffers “to dress like women.” I'll be direct- Trump’s presidency and proposed policies pose a clear and present danger to women and our reproductive freedom. Just a few examples include: Reinstating the “global gag rule” His willingness to shut down the government just to defund Planned Parenthood. And his pick for HHS secretary who vehemently opposes the birth control mandate in the Affordable Care Act. Fortunately, we…Read More

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By Maryam

Each year on March 8, people around the world observe International Women's Day. This is a day to commemorate the struggle for women's rights and celebrate the political, social, economic and cultural achievements of women throughout history. We’ve come incredibly far in recent history, but in the past few years, progress has slowed in many places across the world, so global action is needed to accelerate gender parity. In addition to International Women's Day, today, also marks ‘Be Nasty Day’, and for this, we have partnered with FLEX and Unbound, to offer women some incredible deals. Through March 31st,…Read More

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We just added Pennsylvania as a state we now serve. Now, users in the Keystone state will be able to use our app to get a prescription for their birth control and have it sent right to their door! As a special welcoming gift to all new Pennsylvania users, we are offering $30 off the first purchase through Nurx with the promo code ‘PENNSYLVANIA.' To get the deal, users must visit Nurx.com, create a Nurx account, pick their brand of choice, and enter promo code ‘PENNSYLVANIA’ at checkout. The promotion is valid through February 28, 2017, and is for…Read More

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