Birth control delivery app targets Texas’ ‘contraceptive deserts’

Posted June 7th, 2017

There’s an app to bring you sandwiches. Coffee. Gas. And as of Monday in Texas, thanks to two Norwegians shocked by the state’s fight over reproductive rights, you can have birth control delivered straight to your door.

As the International Business Times reports, app Nurx was already delivering birth control in a dozen other U.S. states, including California and New Jersey, but has now set its sights on the “contraceptive deserts” of Texas. 

One of the app’s creators, Hans Gangeskar, told the Business Times that Nurx decided to expand services to Texas after noticing a huge amount of the company’s online traffic came from the state.  

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“We thought it was not only good for business, but also really important for the millions of women in Texas that need it,” Gangeksar told the Business Times. 

While Nurx isn’t the first service of its kind, Tech Crunch reports that it is the first to deliver in Texas.

As part of its service kickoff Nurx, which offers prescriptions to both insured and uninsured users at $15 a month, is offering Texas users two months of free birth control.