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Nurx can automatically refill and renew prescriptions. Going to the doctor’s office or the pharmacy will never stand between you and getting your birth control again.
PRJKT RUBY makes a low-cost birth control option available to women in the U.S. through a convenient online platform—revolutionizing the way women order their oral contraceptives. It’s simple, safe, private—and totally meaningful.
We’re a 24/7 online clinic that helps you get better faster. You can even get a prescription sent to your favorite pharmacy.
Why women are 50 percent more likely to be misdiagnosed after a heart attack and 17 percent more likely to die in a car crash.
The company is part of a new wave of start-ups seeking to upend traditional medicine by marketing prescription drugs and connecting people to physicians online who may prescribe them. Proponents of the approach say that it can significantly improve access to drugs like birth control pills. But many of these sites’ practices, which merge commerce with medical care in new ways, have raised questions because the companies operate in a regulatory vacuum that could increase public health risks.
Eve Kit is a simple, convenient way for women to stay on top of their sexual health, right from home.
Cancer therapies should shrink tumors. Diabetes treatments ought to lower blood sugar. But what should society expect from drugs for sexual desire?
While women privately fume about the costs, drug makers have been able to raise their prices without a public outcry in part because the topic — women’s sex lives and their vaginas — is still pretty much taboo.
Brexanolone was designed to address an unmet medical need. It’s also complicated to use.
Earlier this month the makers of, Addyi—the beleaguered drug many have misguidedly labeled the “female Viagra,”—announced that the little pink pill is relaunching after years of controversy, a dramatic billion-dollar buyout and a tenacious fight from the woman behind the pill, Cindy Eckert.
A new study shows clear differences in the biology of how men and women feel pain, a reminder that sex-specific pain medications might benefit us all.
Sites such as Hers offer to send pills directly to women to help them feel better—and prettier.
The percentage of young adult women who filled prescriptions for drugs used to treat attention deficit disorder has increased more than fivefold since 2003, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Thursday.
The new report raises questions about the increasing use of a diagnosis that once was reserved for children and adolescents.
Are they prematurely whipping out those prescription pads?
It’s not a surprise women are victims in the escalating and failed war on drugs. The influx of U.S. money, ammunition and military training has provided an aggressive, male-dominated environment and more tools to further deteriorate the rule of law.
What to expect when you’re expecting your abortifacient pill delivery.
It isn’t unethical to test drugs on pregnant women. It’s unethical not to.
Until the turn of this century, there was little sense in Western medicine that gender mattered. Outside the niche of female reproductive medicine, the male body was the universal model for anatomy studies.
Clinical trials mainly involved males and the results became the evidence base for the diagnosis and treatment of both genders. Medication dosages were typically adjusted for patient size and women were simply “small men”.
In Fresno County, drug use is about two times the state average. Pregnancy can be a crucial time for women to seek help for addiction—but it can also cost them their children.
The relentless focus on fetal purity was one of the hardest things I faced during my already tough pregnancy.
In order to bring costs down, at both the population and individual level, many experts have encouraged a switch to generic drugs wherever possible. Here's what you need to know.
Women are twice as likely as men to be prescribed prescription drugs for depression or anxiety.
Recognizing that even women in a country with legal abortion might need help getting one, Women Help Women is introducing a U.S.-specific online counseling service for women who are trying to terminate their own pregnancies at home. At abortionpillinfo.org, women who’ve gotten misoprostol—one of two drugs usually taken as a pair to end a pregnancy—through a means other than a doctor can contact a counselor for personalized advice and instructions for how to take it and whether to seek further medical attention. The service is called Self-managed Abortion; Safe and Supported (SASS).
The latest thing technology is trying to make obsolete: visiting the doctor's office.
An increasing number of apps and online services are offering women a way to get birth control, including emergency contraception, without having to visit a doctor in person.
Hate getting pap smears? A Toronto startup is helping more people get tested with a self-collection device.
It’s a generally agreed-upon fact that doctor’s appointments are the worst. Extended waiting room sojourns often culminate in rushed consultations, and even if you love your doc, it can feel like all you have to show for the experience is a hastily written prescription and a gnarly dent in your bank account.
And if you’re dealing with one of the more mysterious maladies plaguing women—like an autoimmune disorder or a hormonal imbalance—this process can be even more frustrating and ineffective. But that may not be the case for much longer. A handful of healthcare startups are aiming to reshape the entire system from a tech-driven POV that puts feminine issues first.