Nurx — an app with a purpose of dispensing affordable birth control to women with and without insurance — is a revolutionary idea.
This brand-new company could open doors for those who might not have easy access to birth control.
Although Nurx is a brilliantly designed app with the best intentions, the context surrounding its creation is alarming: current legislation might make it a lot more difficult for women to have access to birth control.
When addressing the issue of women’s access to birth control, the most common point of concern is that of sexual freedom. The problem with primarily focusing on this point is that it does not put any emphasis on the fact that birth control can be used for more than just pregnancy prevention.
Now more than ever it is important that people look at women’s access to birth control as a human right, considering the Trump Administration may allow insurance companies the choice to cover birth control.