How To Get Free Birth Control This Month

by Megan Grant

Planned Parenthood is under attack. Trump and his administration are moving to repeal the Affordable Care Act. It's safe to say we could all use some good news about reproductive rights and healthcare right about now — and luckily, I've got it: You're about to learn how you can get free birth control from Nurx throughout the month of February. Music to millions of people's ears.

This isn't the first time the birth control app has so generously reached out to people and offered them a way to take control of their own bodies. They actually started giving away free birth control back in December, making for the merriest of holidays. What's more, they did it in Donald Trump's name. Let me explain: Back in December, all you had to do was enter the promo code "DONALDTRUMP" into the app, and you'd be given a $45 credit — which was good for up to three months of birth control. The original deal was supposed to end on Dec. 25, but Nurx didn't stop there. Free birth control remained available throughout January, with the code "TINYHANDS."

And hey, guess what? The app is continuing to pass out free birth control until the end of February!

All you have to do is download the app and enter the promo code "ALTERNATIVEFACTS" (noticing a pattern here?) at checkout to get a $45 credit for your BC. Your birth control will be delivered to your front door, hassle-free. If you have health insurance, great! If not, you can still find coverage with Nurx for as low as $15 a month.

The one catch? Nurx is only available in some states. California, New York, Washington, D.C., and Washington state were included in the original launch; since then, the area of coverage has expanded to include Illinois, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. So, it's not available to everyone, but it's certainly a valuable resource regardless. It has eliminated the fuss that comes with trying to get your hands on specific prescription medications; what's more, they also offer PrEP, a course of anti-HIV medication taken by HIV-negative people to reduce the risk. All you have to do is answer a few questions, and a doctor in your network will handle your prescription.

So, while our current situation may seem bleak, remember that there are people out there fighting harder than ever.

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