Have you heard? Voice-activated Amazon Alexa devices can now remind you to take your birth control and share the type of contraception and sexual health tips you’ll only hear from Nurx.
We recently launched the Nurx Birth Control and Sexual Health Knowledge Skill for Alexa to help you set birth control reminders, ask contraception questions and hear “fun facts” about sexual health. You can ask things like, “Alexa, ask Nurx to remind me to take my birth control at 7 p.m.” or “Alexa, ask Nurx how the birth control pill works.”
Forgetting to take your birth control pill can be more than a minor slip-up. Although the birth control pill is 99% effective at preventing pregnancy when used perfectly (meaning taken every day as prescribed), in reality birth control pills are about 91% effective, meaning that 9 out of 100 people using the pill get pregnant each year, and missed doses are one big reason for that.
“Our medical team hears almost daily from patients who have forgotten to take one or more pills and are concerned about pregnancy, and in some cases we need to prescribe emergency contraception for them,” said Jennifer Peña, MD, our Chief Medical Officer. “We want to give people on the pill new ways to remember and stay on top of their health.”
To launch the free skill on your device, just say, “Alexa, launch Nurx.” You can also download it at the Skills Store on Amazon.com or in the Alexa app.