Planned Parenthood has released a new sexual health app to help teens get answers to question they might not be normally comfortable asking.
The Roo sexual health chatbot is a first of its kind website that is available 24-7 for teens. It is designed for 13 to 17 year olds but can be used by anyone with questions about sexual and reproductive health.
This chatbot serves as a bridge to those who don’t have sex ed requirements in their schools.
“You don’t always learn about this in school,” said Debora McDell-Hernandez, senior director of community and public affairs. “Sex ed is not a requirement in all New York state schools. So, it’s nice and convenient to use this on the bus, in the classroom — wherever you happen to be.”
As more users interact with the app, the chatbot will continue to evolve and be able to answer even more questions on more topics.
You can click here to check out the chatbot.