By marthe

What is it? Genital warts are skin-colored or whitish bumps that appear on your genitals or anus. The warts are common and caused by certain types of HPV. As much as they are annoying, luckily, they are easily treated and are not dangerous for your health. How do you get it? You get genital warts from having skin-to-skin contact with someone who’s infected, often during vaginal, anal, and oral sex. Which means that the virus can be transmitted even though no one cums, or even without penetration if there is skin contact. You might even be infected without being…Read More

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By marthe

What is it? Chlamydia is a very common STI that can infect both women and men. It’s a bacterial infection that transmits through unprotected sex and can infect the penis, vagina, cervix, anus, urethra, eyes, and throat. As opposed to some other STIs, the silver lining is that it is easily cured with antibiotic medicine. How do you get it? Chlamydia is as mentioned an STI that is transmitted during sexual contact as vaginal, anal or oral sex. The infection is carried in semen (cum), pre-cum, and vaginal fluids. The infection is transmitted if you have unprotected sex with…Read More

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By marthe

Vaginal intercourse, anal intercourse, oral sex, masturbation; and the list of human sexual experiences goes on. Some do it for pleasure, some do it out of boredom and some do it because they want to procreate. Whatever your reason for indulging in sexual activity is, it says more about your body than you might know. By keeping track of your sexual activity, combined with your cycle you’ll be able to understand more about your body and sexual health than before. Why should you track your sexual activity? If you’re trying to get pregnant Keeping track of when you had…Read More

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By marthe

Hitting up the health center again, awkwardly standing in line to get tested, and for what?  “I feel fine, I’m sure Jack, or John, or what's-his-name is STI- free.” Well, that’s the thing though, you never know. If not careful, yesterday's bliss can easily result in tomorrow’s pain. Girl, take charge of your sex life and practice safe sex. Being prepared, being ready, and being safe is healthy and wise. Safe sex is a term of protecting yourself and your partner(s) from sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies. Many are not aware of the risk they pose from having…Read More

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By marthe

It's time to learn all about syphilis! What is it? Syphilis is a bacterial infection that’s spread through sex and is easily cured with antibiotic medicine. Syphilis causes sores on your genitals, that’s called chancres, these are often painless and not that easy to notice. The infection is one of the more severe ones if it’s not treated, as it can cause permanent damage. Worst case scenario if not treated, is brain damage, paralysis, and blindness. How do you get it? Syphilis is spread through vaginal, anal, and oral sex. The way in which to prevent it is by…Read More

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By marthe

What is it? The IUD or intrauterine device is a little T-shaped plastic object that is placed into your uterus by a provider. In the US, there are five different types you can choose from.  There is both a hormonal and non hormonal option that prevents pregnancy from three to twelve (!) years.  Hormonal The hormonal IUDs are Mirena, Skyla, Kyleena and Liletta. They are all the same shape - tiny, plastic and T-shaped and each release a small dose of the synthetic hormone progestin called levonorgestrel. This thickens the cervical mucus, making it very difficult for sperm to…Read More

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By marthe

What is it? The implant, (brand name: Nexplanon), is a hormonal contraceptive that is inserted under your skin on your upper arm. Sounds creepy but it is a small rod that you won’t notice or feel. It releases a low dose of progestin into your body, similar to the mini-pill. How do you use it? The implant is inserted by a doctor and left for up to four years. You can take it out whenever you want. The main take away is that you don’t have to do anything for four years in order to not get pregnant. How much…Read More

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By marthe

What is it? The ring is a small, plastic, flexible ring that you literally put in your vagina. It then will continuously release low doses of progesterone and estrogen. This prevents eggs from releasing from the ovaries as well as thickens the cervical mucus (to block the sperm from the egg).  The ring is about as effective as the pill if you use it correctly. So, how do you use it? You put it in your vagina, either twist it or make it into a small ball before inserting it. Once inside, leave it in there for three weeks,…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 marthe

Hello everyone in the The Garden State! We now serve New Jersey! Now, users in New Jersey 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 New Jersey 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 ‘NEW JERSEY’ at checkout. Users will receive $30 off their order, which equates to up to…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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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 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

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 Maryam

Over the course of the last several months, we've gathered quotes from a diverse group of women leaders and influencers about the importance of increasing access to birth control and how our app does exactly that. Today's quote comes from Asha Dahya, TV host, and editor-in-chief of GirlTalkHQ.com. Follow Asha on Twitter @AshaDahya and Girl Talk HQ @GirlTalkHQ. "Birth control is an essential for all women today. In a time when there is still so much discussion and division over women's reproductive rights, we need to remember that with the right access to birth control, women can live safer, healthier…Read More

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