If you're a woman living in the United States, you already know that getting your hands on birth control can be a complex and expensive process. A new SF-based app called Nurx is offering a digital solution to getting your b.c. on time and at an affordable price.
Founded by Hans Gangeskar and Dr. Edvard Engesaeth, Nurx is the newest white glove service to offer home delivery in the Bay Area. But instead of clothes or food, Nurx is offering to deliver the ring/pill/patch straight to your door in less than 48 hours. Plus, it's free to use with insurance.
“Research shows that the easier and more affordable birth control is, the more women will use it. Women should not have to jump through unnecessary hoops, just to access birth control,” said Dr. Edvard Engesaeth, co-founder of Nurx.
Here's how it works: You choose your preferred brand of birth control, answer a few questions, enter your insurance information, and place your order all on the website. A Nurx physician will review your order and write your prescription, and the medication is delivered to you at no cost, if you have insurance. If you don't have insurance, the prescription and delivery are still free, and the medication itself starts at $15. It's that easy.
In addition to birth control, Nurx will soon allow users to request PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), a new HIV prevention method taken by those who do not have HIV.
Right now Nurx is only available in California and New York, but something tells us that popular opinion may change that soon. // Nurx, app.nurx.co