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Affordable Birth Control With or Without Insurance

pink pack of birth control
October 11, 2017

We are now taking a break from our regularly scheduled, rather light-hearted blog posts to talk about something serious—something that is currently affecting the lives of millions of women across the United States. On Friday, October 6th, the Trump Administration granted employers the opportunity to deny women insurance coverage for contraception. This is not a drill, we are not being Punk’d, or in some sort of time machine that spit us out in the 1940s. This is real, and the effects that this mandate will cause on women are real, too.

Every woman deserves affordable access to birth control

We believe that a woman’s access to birth control and other contraceptives are her business, and her business only. In fact, that’s why PRJKT RUBY exists, to ensure that every woman has access to birth control, no matter what. Because in the end, you’re the only one who knows what’s best for you – not your employer, the Trump Administration, or anyone else for that matter.
With PRJKT RUBY, you can have your birth control mailed directly to you for only $20 per month, even if you don’t have insurance, while also helping women around the world gain access to family planning. Does it get any better than that?

We’re here for you—with or without insurance

In reality, it is so easy to think “I’ll never need that” or “that would never happen to me,” until it does. If the mandate affects you, we’re here to ensure you won’t have to pay out-of-pocket prices or go without birth control. To see if PRJKT RUBY is the right choice for you, schedule your online video consultation and speak to a representative today.

10 Reasons Why Real Women Use Birth Control

multicolor packs of birth control pills
April 14, 2017

1. To not get pregnant, duh.

Some women don’t want to have children right now and some don’t want to have children at all; both are perfectly good reasons to take birth control.

2. To clear up skin

Wow, your skin is glowing! One of the best (and most common) side effects of taking birth control is clearer skin. In fact, according to a recent study, 26% of users are taking birth control primarily for this reason.

3. To stop hellish period cramps

If the hot water bottle isn’t cutting it, try taking birth control to stop period cramps. When you are on the pill, your uterus produces fewer prostaglandins (chemicals which result in muscle contractions) and as a result, you will notice an improvement in menstrual cramping.

4. To regulate periods

With most birth control pills, you take three weeks of active pills and one week of inactive pills or placebos. You get your period during the week of placebos. It’s so nice knowing exactly when your period is coming so you stock up on chocolate and tampons. Also, if you want to delay or skip a period, you can skip your placebo pills and start a new pack of active pills.

5. To reduce the risk of ovarian cancer

One of the most commonly noted birth control pill benefits is the reduced risk of ovarian cancer. In fact, women who take the pill between one to five years will cut the chance of developing ovarian cancer by 40%! Additionally, those who take it for 12 years will reduce the risk by 70%. Wow, thanks birth control!

6. To treat endometriosis 

For women suffering the pain and discomfort of endometriosis, hormonal birth control can be used to help treat the condition. Essentially, endometriosis occurs when the uterine lining cells grow outside of the uterus and on to other organs. These cells are also shed each month, resulting in pain and a reduction in fertility.

7. To enjoy sex more

Many women use birth control for peace of mind. You can enjoy sex a lot more when you’re not freaking out about getting pregnant. Bonus: there are lots of benefits of having sex.

8. To help regulate hormones

Birth control can help some women regulate hormones, which helps regulate periods and can help with acne and hair growth. For this reason, it’s often prescribed to treat amenorrhea and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).

9. To reduce periods

If you’ve soaked through jumbo tampons and have been concerned about all the blood you were losing on your period, you may have menorrhagia. Menorrhagia is the medical term for abnormally heavy menstrual bleeding and affects about 10% of women. Birth control to the rescue! The pill thins the line of your uterus, which helps lower blood loss during your period.

10. Because it’s your body and you can do what you want!

You don’t need to justify your decision to take birth control, just do what is right for you and your body.
If you’re interested in taking birth control, fill out our free online consultation and chat with one of our physicians to find out which one is right for you.

5 Self-Care Resolutions For A Happier & Healthier 2017

Woman stretching in bed after wake up
December 30, 2016

Yes, we know that New Year’s resolutions are a little gimmicky and typically last as long as a Tinder fling, but that doesn’t mean they should be cast aside altogether. You should always be striving to make improvements in your life and setting goals for yourself. This year, make at least one of your resolutions revolve around self-care, because what is more important than that? Here are five totally do-able resolutions for a happier and healthier 2017:

 1. Get positive

Change your thoughts and change your life. Write a list of things in your life that you are grateful for and reflect on it. You may realize that there is more good in your life than you ever imagined. Start each day with as little as five minutes of meditation followed by saying daily affirmations to clear your mind and change your mindset.

2. Find a workout that you actually enjoy

If you are dreading your workout, you will find more excuses to skip it. If staring at the wall on a treadmill isn’t your jam, don’t fret; there are SO many fun and different ways to get your blood pumping. From cycling to aerobic yoga, an enjoyable workout is out there calling your name. Try a service like Classpass where you can try many different workout classes before you commit to a membership.

3. Treat yourself

“Life should not only be lived it should be celebrated –Osho

You don’t have to spend your entire savings account on a designer bag to treat yourself. Take yourself out to dinner and a movie or get a manicure every now and again. Get out there and celebrate life.

4. Drink more water

Water makes up roughly 60 percent of your body weight and is vital for almost every system in your body. Staying hydrated can help you improve your mood, relieve fatigue, and even help you lose weight. The amount of water you need depends on a lot of factors such as where you live, how much you exercise, etc. but women need about 9 cups (2.2 liters) a day. Keep forgetting to drink water throughout the day, don’t worry, there’s an app for that.

5. Find the birth control that’s right for you

Besides pregnancy prevention, birth control can have many benefits for your body from acne treatment to reduced risk of Ovarian Cancer.  However, it is important that you find a birth control that suits you and your body. See our options here and if you don’t know what product to choose, we will walk you through the selection process!