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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By Maryam

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 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 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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By Maryam

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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By Maryam

We are now serving Illinois! Now, users in the Prairie 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 Illinois users, we are offering $30 off the first purchase through Nurx with the promo code ‘ILLINOIS.' To get the deal, users must visit Nurx.com, create a Nurx account, pick their brand of choice, and enter promo code ‘ILLINOIS’ at checkout. The promotion is valid through February 28, 2017, and is for new users only. Discount does not apply to…Read More

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By Maryam

At Nurx, we believe women should be able to access their birth control on their own terms. This position is in stark contrast with the current administration, which appears to be focused on the opposite. Beginning today, Nurx is offering free birth control to new users who use the promo code ‘AlternativeFacts.’ This offer is good for $45 off birth control (oral contraception, NuvaRing, the patch) through Nurx. New users can get up to three months for free, depending on which brand you choose. Free Birth Control Promotion: Using the promo code ‘AlternativeFacts’, new users will get $45 of…Read More

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By Maryam

Last week, Mike Pence met with congressional Republicans, specifically about repealing the Affordable Care Act. He then tweeted, "We're going to keep our promise to the American people. Our 1st order of business will be to repeal & replace Obamacare." We're going to keep our promise to the American people. Our 1st order of business will be to repeal & replace Obamacare pic.twitter.com/62QQVfOhcv — Mike Pence (@mike_pence) January 4, 2017 If the ACA is repealed, millions of women stand to lose access to free contraception. We think Donald Trump and Mike Pence should keep their tiny hands off Obamacare…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 Maryam

With perfect use, contraceptive pills can be up to 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. Typical use (taking the pill incorrectly or inconsistently - missing a pill or taking pills late) usually brings it’s effectiveness down to 91%. Here are three things that alter your pill’s effectiveness. Throwing up Whether you are sick or just drank too much alcohol, if you throw up within 2 hours of taking your pill it’s considered a missed pill. If this is the case, your body’s absorption of the pill could’ve been affected which means you should follow the directions for a missed pill on your…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 Jayne Gagliano

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 whileothers didn’t…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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