Text Messaging & Sexual Health

Text Messaging & Sexual Health Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The number of cell phone users has increased dramatically worldwide, making it easier to send mobile text messages. Public health agencies are using text messaging to communicate sexual health information and prevent sexually transmitted infections, especially among young people.

The featured Innovations describe three text messaging programs in England and the United States that provide sexual health information such as testing locations or test results.

The featured QualityTools summarize and link to Web resources on sexual and reproductive health text messaging programs.

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