***This blog post is in paid partnership with Nurx and InfluenceHer Collective. All words and opinions are my own.***
Hello lovelies! Today I wanted to talk a little bit more about something regarding women’s health. If you know me you know one of my main goals for my blog is to help women in any way that I can. This post will be about Nurx birth control and how it can help YOU!
When I was in high school, I would’ve been so happy if you told me I could buy birth control pills online. Not just that, but that I could buy FREE birth control online! My period was legitimately 7-10 days long, half of it was aggressively heavy, AND I played sports which somehow made it more painful.
That all being said, my mom wouldn’t let me start birth control because she thought I was using it for (not my health). Nurx is upgrading healthcare for women and making it easier for them to take their health into their own hands. Whether you are a high school student, a college student, or an adult, Nurx is here to help you buy birth control online!
Why Birth Control Access Is Important to Me
I wanted to first explain why I use birth control and why it’s important for me to share about Nurx today! I first started using birth control about two years ago. I tried two different pills before I settled on the one I have now. The first two gave me really weird side effects like headaches and a month long period (both normal side effects).
At that point my cramps were bad, but they weren’t awful yet. About a year ago, I started having SUCH bad cramps I could barely get out of bed to go to the bathroom. It was so painful to go to class and taking three pain pills didn’t help the pain. After four days of the worst pain I’ve ever experienced, I finally decided to try a third birth control pill.
It was a hard decision because I was scared I would have bad side effects like before. I also decided that the alternative pain was much much worse and so I caved and finally started a third pill! I use birth control to literally function and that’s why it bothers me that some people are trying to take that access away from me.
Nurx was founded on the fact that healthcare should be unconditional which I LOVE. I’m one of those “radical” people that think healthcare should be easily accessible for any person of any social class. The fact that Nurx agrees with this sentiment too is one reason I love this company!
They also have three main beliefs: Choice, Control, and Freedom. They believe that women should be able to choose their own healthcare options (17 year old me is crying rn), that you should have control over your own choices and your own future, and that you should have the freedom to access the healthcare you need.
How to Get Birth Control Online With Nurx
If you’ve been wondering where to buy birth control pills, look no further than Nurx! They offer free and fast delivery (which is a must for anyone on a budget) and birth control starts at $0 (with insurance) and $15 (without insurance). They also have a survey you can take to see which will work best for you!
I took the survey to see how the process will work, and they ask you (confidential) questions about you. They ask if you’ve used birth control before and what type you’ve used. It’ll then prompt you to enter in your recent blood pressure reading which you NEED to get your prescription.
Heads up: you have to have this blood pressure reading, but it’s free at most pharmacies! After this part of the survey, they just ask typical questions that a doctor would. The last “question” tells you that their medical team will review your info and tell you what they think is best!
You also have the option to override and suggest what type that you are looking to use. For me, I knew I could never do the shot version of birth control. Even though it’s only every three months, I HATE needles. Taking a pill every day is (for the most part) very easy for me. That’s why I chose pills!
What Does Nurx Offer?
Nurx offers birth control in the form of the pill, the patch, the ring, and the shot. I’m not going to tell you what to use because 1) I am not a doctor (more importantly YOUR doctor) and 2) everyone’s body is different! I use the pill and my sister uses Nexplanon, the little in arm bar one. Nurx also offers over 50 brands of birth control!
Nurx is mainly for birth control, but they also offer the following: STI testing, Emergency Contraception, HIV PREP, and HPV Screening. All of these are SUPER important and people need to get more comfortable talking about these things because they are life or death for some people!
The best part is that you don’t NEED to have insurance to access any of their testing or medications. This is really important because more and more companies aren’t offering insurance (especially to part-time employees). If you do have insurance, most of the testing and medications will likely be free!
I also have a special gift for you today! During the months of Sept and Oct, students can get one month of free birth control with Nurx (click here to find out how). Be sure to take advantage of this amazing offer!
I hope you guys enjoyed this post! Partnering with Nurx was amazing because I love being able to help make the best decisions for themselves. If you’ve been wondering where to get birth control, look no further than the Nurx app (or go to their website here)! Whatever your situation and no matter what you’re looking for they’ll have it.
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