As a busy mom, making time for myself is hard. I think I talk about it all the time….because I know so many of you can relate. The new year is a great time to take control of your health. Besides working out and eating healthy, it’s important to make sure that your body is functioning properly. If it’s been a while since you went to your doctor for a check-up, you’re probably due for a pap smear and HPV test to check for cervical cancer. Today I want to take a break from my normal mom/every day life stuff, to let you know about a company that is really making an impact on women and their health. This post is sponsored by Nurx, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
As women and as moms, it is so important to the charge of our health….and to set an example of making healthy choices for our kids. Did you know that January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month? I sure didn’t! Cervical cancer as touched the lives of so many women I know….so I’ve made it my mission to make sure I stay up to date with my health.
On my journey to take charge of my health this year, I recently discovered Nurx. They got their start by providing contraception options for women in the US and they recently expanded their service to include a Home HPV Screening Test. With just one swab taken in the privacy and convenience of my own home, I can get better insight into my risk for cervical cancer and make better decisions about my health. Nurx is a healthcare company that provides women all over the US access to convenient, affordable, and judgement-free healthcare. A cause that is very important to me! With Nurx you can check your risk for cervical cancer from the privacy of your own home. It’s easy, quick, and affordable. No more doctor’s appointments. No more waiting rooms. No more stirrups!
Women in their thirties frequently do not get a pap smear as often as they should. Nurx’s Home HPV test is the same quality as a pap smear, and is a much more affordable and convenient option to check your risk for cervical cancer. Please keep in mind it is still recommended to get a pap every three years. Nurx’s test is great for peace of mind in between paps!
Getting started with Nurx is easy. Just download the app or visit Nurx online. Answer a few simple questions about your health and then they will ship the kit straight to your door.
Your kit will include: an extra long q-tip, plastic tube, plastic bag, a sticker with a barcode, and a prepaid return envelope.
Just follow the directions in the kit and send off your sample. The Nurx test kit will check for 14 strains of HPV that have a higher risk of leading to cervical cancer.
HPV is the leading cause of cervical cancer, and nearly 80 percent of sexually active women carry HPV at some point in their life. By getting tested early, you can significantly decrease your risk of developing cervical cancer, which is one of the most preventable types of cancer. I’ve never had HPV, but know many friends who have. Testing with Nurx is a very convenient option for anyone, especially women who lack access to healthcare or don’t have insurance. The Home HPV test is affordable, at just $15 with insurance or $69 without insurance.
What are you doing to safeguard your health this year?