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Getting Started on Birth Control

What Birth Control is Best for Me If I’m Allergic to Estrogen?

If you are allergic to estrogen, you should use a progestin-only or barrier method of birth control. Estrogen is a commonly used hormone in birth control medication; though for someone women, it can cause uncomfortable side effects, and for others, an allergic reaction. You may also benefit from progestin-only birth…

How Long Does It Take for Birth Control Pills to Work?

The length of time that it will take for your birth control pills to protect you will be determined by which type of oral contraceptive you take. After the initial waiting period, oral contraceptive can be 99% effective at preventing pregnancy when taken as directed and 91%…

Is It Safe to Take Iron Supplements While on Birth Control?

Iron supplements are not recommended while on birth control. However, there’s no need to avoid multivitamins containing iron or reduce the amount of iron-rich foods in your diet if you’re using hormonal contraceptives. If you’re concerned about iron levels, you may want to consider using birth control…

Can I Get Birth Control if I’m Under 18?

You don’t have to be 18 to obtain birth control. Birth control is available to minors to make sure they can prevent pregnancy when they need to, to regulate or stop their periods, and to improve acne. Buying Prescription Birth Control Many forms of birth control, including some birth control…

What’s the Best Birth Control for Women Who Are Bipolar?

Condoms, diaphragms, copper IUDs, and other nonhormonal options are the best forms of birth control for women who are bipolar. These birth control options are best because they don’t contain hormones that can impact your mood and interfere with your bipolar medication. How Hormonal Birth Control Impacts Mood Studies into…

What’s the Best Birth Control for Fibroids?

Low-dose hormonal birth control pills, including Seasonique and Yasmin, ease the heavy bleeding and cramping associated with fibroids without making the fibroids grow. This makes them good options for most women with fibroids wanting to prevent pregnancy. How Hormonal Birth Control Helps Fibroids Fibroids often…

I Just Started a New Birth Control. Is Having Two Periods in One Month Normal?

Irregular periods are common when starting new birth control, so don’t worry about having two in one month. While it might be unpleasant, it’s also totally normal. Why Have I Had Two Periods This Month? You have probably had two periods this month because your body is…

How Can I Tell if I’m Ovulating?

You might be able to tell you’re ovulating if you experience minor cramping, unusual discharge, and an increased sex drive. Not all women can tell when they’re ovulating, however, and ovulation doesn’t happen on the same day of each month. What Happens During Ovulation? Once a month, your ovaries release…

What birth control is best for me if I have migraines with aura?

A progestin-only pill like Norethindrone is a safe birth control option for women who have ever had a migraine with aura. Women who experience migraine with aura are at increased risk of stroke when taking birth control containing estrogen, which is why progestin-only pills are recommended. …

How Do I Minimize the Side Effects of Birth Control?

Birth control containing hormones can cause a number of side effects at first until your body adjusts to the medication. This process usually takes about three months. During that time, here are some of the side effects you might experience as well as how to stop them. Nausea Most women…

What Are the Different Types of Estrogen?

There are four different types of estrogen: estrone, estradiol, estriol, and estetrol. Together, these hormones are responsible for the maturation and growth of a woman’s reproductive system and the development of secondary sex characteristics. Here is a quick overview of each type: Estrone Estrone (E1) is a weak estrogen that…

What is Estrogen’s Role in the Body?

Estrogen is a hormone that is essential for the growth and development of the female body. Estrogen leads to many of the changes that female bodies undergo at puberty, like the growth of breasts, the maturation of the reproductive system, and the beginning of menstruation. Estrogen is produced by the…

What is Estrogen?

Women produce two key sex hormones, estrogen and progesterone. Estrogen has many physiological functions in the body and plays a critical role in reproduction and women’s physical development. Women also produce testosterone, but in very low amounts. Together, estrogen and testosterone play a very important role in the growth and…

How much does birth control cost?

Consultation Anyone who requests a birth control prescription will be charged a $12 consultation fee. This includes unlimited messaging with our medical team about your birth control for one year so you can request prescription changes or ask questions, any time during that period. At this time, we do…

Can I get the ring or the patch from Nurx?

We offer the ring and the patch! Get Nuvaring here or get the patch here.

How long does it take to get my birth control?

Your medication will take as little as 3-5 business days to arrive after you complete your prescription request. To speed up the process, make sure your request contains all the info our medical team will need: Clear photo of your ID (passport, driver’s license, school ID, etc) Complete health questionnaire…

Can I get a refill of my existing birth control pill?

Absolutely! If you have used Nurx to get a birth control prescription within the last 12 months, we can easily refill that medication for you. Once you message us, we may have a few health questions for you or recommend some other steps, but we’ll do our best to make…

How effective are birth control pills?

Medical providers at Nurx agree that birth control pills are over 99% effective, especially when taken as prescribed. The more often you’re able to take your pills, or replace your patch, consistently – the more effective the medication will be. But since of course we know that it can be…

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