By Eva

What is Natural Family Planning? Fertility awareness, more often referred to as natural family planning, is about tracking your menstrual cycle to determine the days you are fertile, have an ovulation, and can get pregnant. You also track when it is safe to have sex without getting pregnant. How does it work? There are different ways to track your menstrual cycle. To do this you have to pay very close attention to your body and its patterns. There are three methods of natural family planning: the rhythm method, symptothermal method, and the cervical mucus method. How do you use…Read More

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By Maryam

We know PrEP works. When taken as prescribed, it is proven to be up to 99% effective at preventing HIV. So, we wanted to outline four big clinical trials that prove PrEP is scientifically supported and generally awesome. Study 1: iPrEX (men and transwomen who have sex with men) In 2010, the iPrEX study was the first to definitely prove that PrEP works. It involved about about 2,500 sexually active people from six countries that were at higher risk for HIV. The results showed that the efficacy of PrEP largely correlated with adherence, or how regularly the participants took…Read More

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By marthe

Let me take you back to the Fall of 2007. It was a normal day - I was wearing my standard uniform of skinny jeans and Uggs while dancing in the schoolyard to "Umbrella." As I hurried in to change for P.E., I immediately was struck with a very familiar sensation spreading throughout my insides. My period had arrived. And this is why I started using birth control. My temperature rose into a burning fever while sudden dizziness and hot sweats took over- not to mention the feeling that someone was also stabbing my uterus from the inside. The only thing…Read More

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By Maryam

Finding the right contraceptive may seem overwhelming. After all, there are over 100 different brands of oral contraceptives, which come in two forms. These are the combination pill and the mini-pill. So, what are the differences between the combination pill and the mini-pill, anyway? Many people do not know the difference between these pills, or that two types even exist. So, we figured we'd make it as easy as possible to understand. Combination Pill More commonly known as 'the Pill', combination pills are the most popular type of birth control pill. Combination pills use both estrogen and progestin to…Read More

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By Eva

Birth Control App in Massachusetts! We now serve The Bay State! Now, women in Massachusetts will be able to use our birth control app to get a prescription for their birth control and have it delivered right to their door! As a special welcoming gift, we are offering FREE BIRTH CONTROL to new Massachusetts users! To get the deal, users must visit Nurx.com, create a Nurx account, pick their brand of choice, and enter promo code ‘MA’ at checkout. Users will receive $30 off their order, which equates to up to two months of free birth control. This promotion…Read More

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By Eva

At Nurx, we get a lot of questions from users about birth control. Below, are three commonly asked questions about birth control. Depression: Some studies show that there may be some correlation between contraception and depression. Depression is listed as a side effect, and if you are prone towards depression, you should mention this to one of our doctors when placing your request through Nurx. Adolescents have a higher risk of experiencing depression. This risk decreases around 30 years old. It is important to know that there are numerous options for birth control, so if one doesn't work for…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 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 Kyle McCarthy

At Nurx, we’re interviewing changemakers who are making a difference in access to health care. Below, is an interview with Angela Mujukian. Mujukian is medical student, and co-author of the best-selling, award-winning book series, 20BeautifulWomen. Her work can be seen at HuffPost, EliteDaily, BuzzFeed, and ThriveGlobal. What motivated you to pursue medical school and become a doctor? AM: It’s not just one factor, one moment, or one thing that shaped my choice to become a doctor. It is a series of multiple events, moments, and experiences. It began with the story of my grandfather: My grandparents were orphans who…Read More

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By Kyle McCarthy

At Nurx, we’re interviewing changemakers who are making a difference in the health and reproductive justice fields. Below, is an interview with Aleka Gurel. Gurel is a research analyst at Beyond the Pill, a program of the UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health. What would adequate access to birth control look like? AG: To me, “adequate access” means that every person can actually get the method that’s best for them. Let’s start with the obvious–clinics would offer every FDA-approved method. Today, many people around the country still can’t get IUDs and implants (the most effective reversible methods) because clinicians have…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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By Aleka Gurel

There are two different kinds of emergency contraception. Emergency contraceptive pills work to stop ovulation, the release of an egg from one of your ovaries. If you’ve already ovulated, they likely won’t work, and they won’t affect an established pregnancy. The copper IUD, which many women use as regular birth control, can also be used as emergency contraception. It works by stopping the sperm and egg from meeting, so can still be effective after ovulation. Plan B One-Step and its generics, Next Choice, My Way and Take Action, contain a high dose of the hormone progestin, which is also…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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By Maryam

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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By Maryam

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

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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