• Nurx Launches in Alabama

    We’re excited to share that Nurx is now available in Alabama! With Nurx, you can consult with our medical team to determine if a medication is right for you, complete the necessary lab work as needed, receive and fill your prescription, and have it delivered …

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  • Birth Control Methods: The Shot

    What is it? The shot (Depo-Provera) is a contraceptive injection that keeps you from getting pregnant. Once you take the shot you are covered for three full months. There is nothing else you have to do. How does it work? The shot contains progestin, a …

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    Sexual Health 101: All About Crabs

    What is it? Crabs or pubic lice is a skin parasite that lives on humans where there are body hair, except on the head. It lives mainly in the rough body hairs around the genitals and under the armpits, and is transmitted by intercourse or …

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  • Let’s Chat About Vaginal Discharge

    What is it? Vaginal discharge is a mucus or fluid that is excreted from the vagina. Most girls will notice that they get a little discharge for a while before they get their period for the first time, maybe one to two years before. All …

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  • Eat Your Way to a Healthy Vagina

    Food effects your health! That’s hardly any news, but the principle also applies to the vagina. Check which foods can relieve and prevent vaginal bothers.  Food that works against yeast infections Yogurt: Yeast infections are a common nuisance caused by the candida fungus. If you …

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  • Do Period Cycles Really Sync?

    You’ve probably heard that when people with periods live together, their menstrual cycles begin to sync. Is this true? In 1971, Nature published the first study looking at over 100 women living in college dorms to see if their cycle synchronized. They found that a significant number …

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  • The Truth About the Pull Out Method

    The pull out method or withdrawal is the oldest form of birth control. It is actually quite easy to explain, the man has to pull his penis out from the vagina before he ejaculates. However, even if your partner does manage to do this, there is also a slight chance that you can get pregnant from pre-ejaculatory fluid, also known as ‘pre-cum.’

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  • Spotting on Birth Control – What’s Going On?

    Birth control pills can sometimes cause abnormal vaginal bleeding or ‘spotting.’ Spotting is more likely to happen when the birth control method you use has very little-to-no estrogen. Estrogen-free, progestin-only methods include the shot, the implant, the hormonal IUD (Mirena), and the mini-pill.

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  • Let’s Talk About UTI’s

    Ah, yes, the dreadful UTI. That burning sensation, frequent urination and pelvic pain is far too common amongst women.  Up to 50% of women will experience this in their lifetime, putting us at a much greater risk than men – mostly due to our shorter urethras. …

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