• Birth control delivery startup Nurx now offers an at-home HPV testing kit

    3 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Telemedicine startup Nurx - once dubbed the “Uber for birth control” - has launched a direct-to-consumer Human papillomavirus testing kit. The addition means its customers can test for the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S. and a cause of genital warts and cervical cancer in the comfort of their own homes.
    The Y-Combinator graduate is backed with about $42 million in venture capital funding from Kleiner Perkins, Union Square Ventures, Lowercase Capital and others. It launched in 2015 to facilitate women's access to birth control across the U.S. with a HIPAA-compliant...
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  • Scientists are testing a new male birth control gel, and some people are furious that it seems more 'simple and convenient' than female options

    Scientists are testing a new male birth control gel, and some people are furious that it seems more 'simple and convenient' than female options

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    This week, scientists began a large clinical trial to test a gel-based male birth control , Gizmodo reported.
    Men will rub the gel on their back and shoulders once a day.
    On social media, some expressed frustration, saying the gel seems more convenient than some current birth control options for women.
    Right now, the burden of contraception falls largely on women, and many birth control methods are inconvenient or have side effects.
    Others celebrated the news as progress toward the still-elusive goal of effective male birth control.
    A large clinical trial launched this week will test a...
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