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.
April 28, 2017
Welcome to Sex Ed class. Lesson of the day: Human papillomavirus a.k.a HPV. In a nutshell, HPV is a sexually transmitted virus that affects both men and women. It can potentially cause serious health issues like cervical and other types of cancer. Here’s what you should know about HPV in order to be better sexually informed and keep yourself healthy.
1. HPV is more common than you think
HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the US with about 14 million people become newly infected every year, although most people don’t know that they are infected. HPV is so common in fact, that almost all sexually active people get it at some point in their lives according to the CDC.
2. HPV is spread by skin-to-skin contact
HPV is spread by skin-to-skin contact, not through exchange of bodily fluid. It is most commonly spread through vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Once contracted, it can lead to serious health consequences like genital warts and certain types of cancer but in most cases, the infection just goes away by itself.
3. You can’t always tell when someone has HPV
There are often no clear symptoms for HPV, so you can’t always tell if you or your partner has it. Even when there are no symptoms, the person infected can still unknowingly spread the disease to their sexual partners.
4. The HPV vaccine helps protect against cervical cancer and genital warts
Condoms can lower but do not totally eliminate the risk of transmission. It’s very important to receive the HPV vaccine, which protects against some of the most dangerous strains of HPV that cause most cervical cancers and genital warts. You should get all the doses before having any sexual contact in order for the vaccine to be most effective. The CDC recommends getting the vaccination during your early teen years but if you haven’t gotten it and are under the age of 26, you should be eligible to receive it.
5. Pap testing can prevent cervical cancer
Getting pap tested regularly is important since it’s the best way to screen for cervical cancer. If the abnormal cells are treated early on enough, cervical cancer can be completely treatable.
6. There is no “cure” for HPV
There is no treatment for the virus itself but you can get treatment for problems caused by HPV such as cervical cancer and genital warts.