birth control

By Laura Lovett 03:28 pm October 3, 2019
While the web may seem like the wild west for purchasing goods, a recent New England Journal of Medicine correspondence found when it comes to birth control telemedicine follows medical standards, and is safe and affordable.  “These findings suggest that telecontraception may reduce barriers to contraception because vendors are convenient and accessible,” the authors of the correspondence wrote...

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By Laura Lovett 03:42 pm September 4, 2019
Planned Parenthood is diving deeper into virtual care with the launch of Planned Parenthood Direct in 27 states. The new platform will let users request birth control, get a prescription for urinary tract infection treatments and request an in-person appointment at a Planned Parenthood health center.  The new technology will be available in all 50 states by the end of 2020, according to officials...
By Jonah Comstock 01:50 pm January 22, 2019
The Pill Club, a company that provides telemedicine and mail-order pharmacy services to help women access birth control, has raised $51 million in Series B funding, bringing its total funding up to $67 million. VMG led the round with participation from GV and ACME Capital (new investors) as well as Base10 and Shasta Ventures (existing investors). What they do Through The Pill Club's online...
By Aditi Pai 08:35 am September 24, 2014
Planned Parenthood has launched a pilot program for a service that prescribes birth control to women via video visits, powered by American Well, and then sends them either the pill, the patch or the ring through the mail. The video visit service is available online and via an iOS or Android app, called Planned Parenthood Care, but only for residents of Washington state and Minnesota. In a...