Many doctors believe birth control should be sold over the counter. One company believes it should be sold over an app.
Currently, birth control can be a hassle. Women in need of oral contraception have to get a prescription and keep up with doctors’ visits to maintain it.
One startup is trying to solve that inconvenience, while staying within the rules of prescription medicine. The telehealth startup Nurx will prescribe birth control through an app and deliver it on demand.
The startup — an alum of the accelerator Y Combinator — just raised $5.3 million for this plan in a Series A round. The round was led by Union Square Ventures with participation from six Y Combinator partners and other investors. Read more…