Location: United Kingdom
Pexxi will help women find the most suitable oral contraceptive based on their medical background to reduce the chance of side effects.
According to the CDC, 12.6% of women ages 15-49 are using the pill as a form of contraception. Despite it being so commonly prescribed, there are often few specific deciding factors when selecting the pill to use. Short-term side effects for oral contraceptives can include headaches, breast discomfort, nausea, mood changes and acne. Up to 50% of women experience some side effects due to being prescribed oral birth-control. It can take some trials or personal testing before the patient finds the best pill for them.
Pexxi is hoping to eliminate the guesswork by providing people with oral contraceptive recommendations based on their own needs.
Users begin the process by answering questions asked by Pexxis’ chatbot regarding their physical and mental health. An optional hormone and at-home genetic test are available for a more precise pill choice. Pexxi will use the information to select an oral contraceptive based on the user’s own health and genetics. Pexxi continues to monitor patients to make sure they aren’t experiencing side-effects.
The service is not yet available, but people who are interested in Pexxi can sign up for the waitlist on their website.