October 27, 2021 — Twentyeight Health, a telehealth company increasing access to sexual and reproductive care for women from underserved communities, today announced that it is launching its award-winning birth control telehealth services in South Carolina.
“According to Power to Decide, more than 300,000 women in South Carolina live in contraceptive deserts, and aren’t able to access a health center that offers a full range of contraceptive methods,” said Amy Fan, co-founder of Twentyeight Health. “As Twentyeight continues to grow, we will always stay true to our core mission of ensuring that women from underserved communities have access to high-quality, and affordable sexual and reproductive care.”
To sign up for Twentyeight Health, new users fill out a medical questionnaire online, which a U.S. board-certified doctor reviews within 24 hours. Patients can then schedule an audio consultation and securely message the doctor. Twentyeight Health users receive free, at-home delivery, and receive ongoing care through direct messaging with the doctor to discuss issues such as updating prescriptions or addressing side effects.
“Telehealth appointments for birth control have the opportunity to reach hundreds of thousands of women in South Carolina who cannot get to a clinician in-person,” said Bruno Van Tuykom, co-founder of Twenyteight Health. “At Twentyeight Health, we’re committed to both making sure our birth control delivery services are low- or no-cost for women from underserved communities, and also building a telehealth platform where women can engage with doctors via audio or text — whatever means of communication is best for them.”
Twentyeight Health is working to provide free birth control for women who are not able to pay out of pocket through a partnership with Bedsider’s Contraceptive Access Fund, and donates 2% of revenues to Bedsider, and the National Institute for Reproductive Health.
To learn more, visit www.twentyeighthealth.com.
About Twentyeight Health
Twentyeight Health is a mission-driven women’s health organization expanding access to birth control through high quality telemedicine care, a convenient online platform, and affordable options. Twentyeight Health was named to the 2021 Forbes Next 1000 for “providing low-income women access to affordable reproductive healthcare,” and to Verywell Health’s Best Birth Control Delivery Services of 2021. To learn more, visit www.twentyeighthealth.com.
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