By kirsten

If you’ve never been to a gynecologist, it’s completely normal to be a little nervous. I know I was! But you should know that there is nothing to worry about. Your gynecologist is there to help you. If it’s your first visit, you might be wondering what to expect and why you need to go in the first place. Some of the main reasons women visit the gynecologist can include discussing birth control options, learning about how to prevent and test for STI’s, annual pelvic exams, and getting screened for reproductive cancer. When Should I See a Gynecologist? Typically,…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

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 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

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. This quote comes from Polly "Superstar" Whittaker, a Bay Area sex culture activist, founder of Mission Control, Kinky Salon, and Club Kiss, and author of critically acclaimed memoir Polly: Sex Culture Revolutionary. Check out her website at PollySuperstar.com and follow her on Twitter @pollysuperstar. "Birth control delivery seems like a no-brainer. We can get just about everything else delivered to our door, but…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. The first quote comes from Melani Robinson, a writer and blogger in New York City. Check out her blog at MelaniRobinson.com and follow her on Twitter @Melani_Robinson. "Anything that subverts what is clearly a systematic attack on the reproductive rights of women, is something I whole-heartedly support. Nurx provides quick, convenient and affordable birth control to women, and that is exactly how it should…Read More

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