RICHMOND, VA - 04/20/2017 (PRESS RELEASE JET) — Nurx, makers of a birth control app, are offering new users up to two months of free birth control with the promo code ‘VIRGINIA’ today until May 31, 2017. The telemedicine start-up and mobile health platform makes birth control and PrEP (HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis) more accessible to everyone through an app.
New users will receive a $30 credit, which equates to up to two months of free birth control with the promo code. After choosing their birth control type and brand, users answer a few questions and enter their shipping and insurance information for a licensed physician to review. Once the review is complete, the doctor will issue and fill the prescription, which will be delivered to their home at no additional cost. The promo code ‘VIRGINIA’ can be entered during checkout through May 31, 2017.
“Research shows that the easier and more affordable birth control is, the more women will use it,” said Dr. Edvard Engesaeth, co-founder and COO of Nurx. “Individuals should not have to jump through unnecessary hoops in order to access care. With Nurx, we are changing the way birth control is issued and accessed by allowing women to get the care they need on their own terms.”
The app works for both new and existing birth control users and the service and shipping are often free to anyone with health care coverage. For uninsured patients, Nurx waives the consultation fee, the delivery is still free, and Nurx can connect the user with some brands for as low as $15 per month.
“Nurx bridges the gap many face by providing discreet, low-cost, effective contraception care for those who need it, regardless of where they live or how much money they make," said Dr. Jessica Knox, the medical director at Nurx.
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 reproductive health services as a contributing factor to the overall decline in teen and unintended pregnancy rates nationwide.
Nurx co-founder and CEO Hans Gangeskar said, “Despite the gains made by the Affordable Care Act, contraception is still not accessible for many people with low-incomes and in rural communities. Our app is changing this.”
Nurx’s innovative app has been covered by Good Morning America, CBS News, CNBC, VICE News on HBO, CNN, Business Insider, New York Times, BUST Magazine, GLAMOUR, TechCrunch, Mashable, Forbes, TeenVogue, The Guardian, Fast Company, Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, and hundreds of others.
Nurx is a telemedicine start-up based in San Francisco, CA, focusing on making Truvada for PrEP and birth control more accessible to everyone through their app. With the app, users can get a prescription from a doctor and have their medication delivered right to their door. The app is currently available in California, New York, Washington, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Florida, Virginia, and Washington, DC. With the rapid expansion, Nurx is currently hiring full-stack, front-end, and dev-ops engineers, who are also passionate about increasing access to health care. Nurx engineers will be foundational architects in building the tools and systems needed in a new model of health care access around the world. For more information, visit Nurx.com.
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