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Nurx: All-In-One App Delivers Dozens Of Free And Cheap Birth Control Options

Nurx: All-In-One App Delivers Dozens Of Free And Cheap Birth Control Options

Millions of Americans may soon face serious changes and choices with their healthcare, though likely not for months or more. Nevertheless, many women feel there’s no time like the present to plan for their critically important reproductive health; providentially, there’s an (appointment-free) app for that, and it’s got investors abuzz. Now available in California, Washington, New York, and Washington, D.C., Nurx is an up-and-coming birth control app that lets women select the pill, patch, or ring that suits their needs and get it delivered free to the doorstep of their choice–no doctor’s visits required, and no (non-medical) questions asked.

Article source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/janetwburns/2016/11/14/got-birth-control-all-in-one-app-delivers-dozens-of-free-and-cheap-options/#772023839a3d

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Birth Control Linked To Higher Depression Levels

Birth Control Linked To Higher Depression Levels

A Danish study of more than 1 million women and teenage girls recently confirmed that the pill and other types of hormonal contraception may increase the risk of depression. Research on the link between contracetion and depression has been mixed, even though mood swings are a well-documented reason for women to stop using birth control, so this study is an important step towards eliminating the correlation.

Article source: http://time.com/4517247/birth-control-depression-risk/?xid=time_socialflow_facebook

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A Birth Control Hormone May Protect Women from the Flu

A Birth Control Hormone May Protect Women from the Flu

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University recently found that progesterone, a natural female sex hormone which can be found in most hormone-based birth controls, was successful in easing the effects of influenza in mouse studies. It even sped up healing for damaged lung cells! The Bloomberg School of Public Health team thinks that perhaps one day progesterone may be a viable flu treatment for women. 

Article source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/janetwburns/2016/09/20/a-sex-hormone-in-birth-control-may-protect-and-heal-women-from-the-flu/#505c1f41753a

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