Under the Trump administration, it's a tense time for reproductive rights. With a reworked version of the American Health Care Act on its way to vote, concerns mount over what the future might hold for contraception. But at least we can learn how to get free birth control with Nurx in May 2017, which will ensure that we're taken care of at least for the rest of the spring. The mobile health platform is giving away the equivalent of a two months' supply of birth control at zero cost to new users, so even if you aren't currently enrolled in a health insurance plan or if you're worried your plan might drop your contraceptive coverage, you can still be covered in the bedroom.
Family planning options are dwindling in this country. Planned Parenthood is under attack, “essential health benefits” such as maternity care are on the chopping block, and numerous states have just one abortion clinic left (or soon, in Kentucky's case, possibly zero). To make matters worse, earlier this week, reproductive health advocates were slammed with more bad news when Donald Trump appointed Teresa Manning, an anti-abortion activist who has been vocal in her belief that contraceptives don't work, to be the deputy assistant secretary for population affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services. The confirmation puts Manning, who has lobbied with the National Right to Life Committee and worked for the Family Research Council, in charge of the Title X program, which supplies family planning services for approximately 4 million low-income or uninsured Americans.
Nurx is using this move to take a stand: With the promo code "TeresaManning" now through May 31, 2017, Nurx is offering new users a $30 credit towards their preferred birth control. The start-up ensures that no matter where you live, you will have access to affordable birth control, shipping it straight to your home and automatically renewing and refilling your prescription. “Nurx bridges the gap many face by providing discreet, low-cost, effective contraception care for those who need it, regardless of where they live or how much money they make," Dr. Jessica Knox, the medical director at Nurx, explains in a press release. And it's clear that now, we need services like Nurx more than ever.
Wondering how to sign up and get your first two months of birth control free, support making birth control accessible when the government appears to be doing the opposite.