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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 Free Apps to Make Tracking Your Period Easy + Fun

Two excited young girls using mobile phones while sitting at the cafe outdoors and pointing finger
October 6, 2016

Guestimating doesn’t cut it. With today’s technology, you shouldn’t have to throw a dart at the calendar to know when you need to stock up on dark chocolate and tampons. These 5 apps are fun and easy, just like your period would be in an ideal world.


Choose your adventure. You set up the app to say if you are trying to conceive, manage fertility treatments, or avoid pregnancy. On the days that it projects you will get your period, it gives tips like “pamper yourself.” That’s advice anyone can get behind. You can also log your physical and emotional well-being and read daily articles about sex, fertility, and all that womanly jazz.



Stay on top of your flow. Cycles gives you reminders on the estimated start of your period, ovulation, PMS, etc. It’s also a great reminder to take your birth control pill with check marks “taken,” “missed,” and “late” to keep you on track. If you get the PRO version of the app, you can connect with your partner so they know exactly when to come over, rub your feet, and spoon-feed you ice cream.



Period tracker meets best friend squad. Eve is a sex/body/period positive platform for women to connect with each other and have discussions on love, sex, and health. It’s kind of a nice reminder that we’re all in this together. You can also keep a log of your sex drive, how you’re feeling, and your mood. Oh, and on top of all of that, it also tracks your period.



Although this app won’t tell you who killed Colonel Mustard in the hall with the candlestick, it will keep track of your period as well as fertility and flow. You can add someone else’s cycle or invite someone to view your cycle, so they can get a clue (aka, now is not the time to piss me off). 


Period Tracker

“Dear Uterus…” On Period Tracker you can keep a journal of your thoughts of the day, moods, and flow. Our favorite feature of this app is that you can sync it to your phone calendar so that you don’t have to go into the app to know when you are expected to start.


10 GIFs That Perfectly Sum Up Being On Your Period

Dog with ice pack on head
September 28, 2016

One ticket for the emotional rollercoaster, please. Thanks!

1. Getting your period in public when you forgot to pack tampons.

2. Being tired for absolutely no reason.

3. Dishing out another $10 at the pharmacy for tampons.

4. Wanting to eat ALL the food!

5. Throwing yourself the biggest pity party.

6. When someone pisses you off.

7. Realizing you MAY have overreacted.

8. When you and your friends sync up.

9. Getting teary-eyed over an emotional commercial.

10. When you’re finally done, and you can say “buh-bye” to auntie flow.