STAT+: Wary of a backlash, telehealth startups focused on women’s sexual health steer clear of abortion pills

The online pharmacy Nurx advertises itself as the company that “gives women sexual freedom.” Hims & Hers aims to “eliminate stigma” and improve health care access. Tia offers telehealth services focused on “whole woman, whole life.” And on the day in December that the Food and Drug Administration declared abortion pills will be permanently available by mail, The Pill Club tweeted its support.

And yet, one month since the FDA’s announcement and close to two years after abortion pills became available by mail in 13 states, none of these telemedicine companies — though they’re explicitly focused on women’s sexual health — has chosen to offer the treatment.

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