Wednesday, February 17, 2016

New App from Access Matters

A note from our friends at Access Matters:

In the midst of National Condom Week, AccessMatters today launched a new mobile app called “It Matters.”  The “It Matters” app, developed by AccessMatters with app developer Damien Leri of Big Yellow Star, Inc. in consultation with youth advisors, is free and provides teens and young adults ages 14-24 with accurate, timely information about sexual and reproductive health. 

Healthy relationships and sexual health are integral to overall health and wellbeing. Unfortunately, many teens and young adults receive inadequate levels of sexuality education in school, forcing them to turn to friends or the internet for information that may not be accurate.  Designed and developed with input from teens and young adults, the “It Matters” mobile app aims to address this problem by establishing a user-friendly source of information about health topics, videos, a health center finder featuring AccessMatters’ Network health centers, and other interactive elements. 

Users can find answers to common questions on topics such as relationships, birth control options, LGBT health, STDs, and more.  The app even features a video explaining what to expect during a visit to a health center, featuring local youth from Philadelphia. 

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