Think about the last time you went to the doctor’s office. (A lot of you are blessed and live in a place with free healthcare so our imaginings may differ.) How much did you pay to see your doctor? How long did you wait to see the doctor? Did you fill out a long questionnaire only to have the nurse check over all the answers once they called you back, and then realize the doctor never really looked over your answers?
Have you ever gone to get a check up for birth control? Did they ask you questions like, “Why do you want to take birth control?” Only to think, “because you clown I’m not looking to conceive right now!”
Think back though, when you asked for this form of contraception, did they do a vaginal exam? Did they look you over and pronounce you fit to start a contraceptive?
For most of us, the answer is no, they just asked a bunch of questions. Then you paid your copay (or not) and left.
What if it were easier? What if you could fill something out during your lunch break at work, while taking a breather at the house, or dare I say it, on the can?! Then, a licensed physician looks over the questionnaire, checks your insurance, and prescribed you a form of birth control over a period of a week but you never had to go to the doctor’s office or make an appointment?
Crazy sounding, right?
Except is not. Really think to the questions I posed above. Do you need to physically see a doctor in order to obtain contraceptives?
Well I have to tell you that I don’t. Even with an endocrine issue and amenorrhea I was able to speak with a doctor ask questions and never leave my house.
Sounds like some black market woo woo, huh?
Well it’s not! Check out Nurx:
Nurx is an app (and website) that allows you to log in, answer questions that you would answer at a doctor’s office. You are then matched with a physician who goes over your medical history, listens to your preferences, and writes you a script for birth control. It’s not just pills either (you’ll just have to explore your options). This takes a week or so to accomplish. While you’re waiting, you can fill in your insurance information. My script ended up being covered by my insurance but many people find that their contraceptive choice is affordable (no, really!).
My doctor looked at what I wanted, listened to my time constraints and asked questions what I found to be comfortable. Then she set me up with a 3 month batch and I received my first package:
And then my second!
I have been pretty happy with nurx and I confidantes say that my pills are the real deal. Remember, I admitted to having amenorrhea. Without the proper hormones in my body, I don’t have a period. Even on my pituitary medicine that controls my hormone imbalance I still cannot have a period. The only way I have been able to have a period in my adult life is with the side of birth control. I’ve had doctor office prescribed and bled. I’ve had nurx and bled. I’m not pregnant, so I tend to think that these pills work. It’s not a sugar pill hoax. It’s a wonderful, revolutionary way to save time and money while practicing family planning.
Unfortunately, nurx is not available in every state in USA. It never hurts to check and see if it is though, and if and when it will be available to you! I am unsure if they ship globally but for more information on nurx please visit their website!