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Birth Control Pills

Aubra

Aubra is a daily birth control pill taken orally. If you take this pill at the same time every day following the guidance of your doctor, Aubra is more than 90% effective at preventing pregnancy. This is why many women turn to this pill option when they are not ready to have kids. This pill is not currently offered by Nurx™ but is still used by many women.

Aubra uses two hormones, progestin and estrogen, to regulate hormones and the menstrual cycle. This means that many women experience other benefits while on Aubra, like lightened periods and better hormone balance.

Nor-QD

Nor-QD is prescribed primarily for women who experience issues with birth control pills containing estrogen. Because Nor-QD is a low-hormone pill, it may be suitable for women with a history of blood clots, high blood pressure, or migraines. Since Nor-QD contains no estrogen, it is also ideal for mothers who are breastfeeding. At this time, Nurx™ does not carry Nor-QD.

Jencycla

Jencycla is a once-a-day oral contraceptive that works by thickening the cervical mucus at the entrance to the uterus in order to keep sperm from passing through.

Because Jencycla is a progestin-only pill, it should not interfere with breastfeeding or affect milk production. At this time, Nurx™ does not carry Jencycla.

Heather

Heather is a progestin-only, once a day mini-pill. Heather does not contain estrogen, which makes it the ideal choice for women who are breastfeeding or have adverse reactions to estrogen birth control products. At this time, Nurx™ does not carry the Heather mini-pill.

There are no reminder tablets with Heather; you finish one pack and start the next. Heather does not prevent STDs.

Nordette

Nordette a combination birth control pill containing two hormones — progestin and estrogen — that work together to prevent pregnancy. These hormones interrupt ovulation by preventing the release of an egg during the menstrual cycle, while also interrupting fertilization by making vaginal fluid thicker to prevent sperm from reaching an egg. Nordette also changes the lining of the uterus to prevent attachment of a fertilized egg. At this time, Nurx™ does not carry Nordette.

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