CHARLOTTE, NC -- Women and girls as young as 13 years old can now get birth control online in North Carolina, without going to the doctor or requiring parental consent.
Nurx is dangerous, because it provides another way for children under the age of 18 to obtain contraceptives without the knowledge or consent of their parents. In North Carolina, contraceptives can only be administered by obtaining a prescription from a licensed physician, so Nurx must utilize telemedicine (the practice of doctors seeing patients online through teleconferencing). Legislation passed this year (HB 283) [that] requires the state to study how to regulate telemedicine, and NC Values Coalition will certainly be advocating for legislators to prohibit the use of telemedicine by minors to obtain contraception.
Regardless, experts warn apps like this should not replace your "real-life" doctor.