Teens using growing number of online and mobile tools to learn about sexual health and avoid unintended pregnancy

A growing number of sexual health organizations are creating online and Smartphone-based tools aimed at providing reliable information and helping teens prevent unintended pregnancy because nearly 40 percent aged 14 to 17 are using digital technologies to seek out health related information on sexual health. “Young people themselves can take a more proactive role in delaying pregnancy until they are ready to become parents, and there are a number of online tools that can help,” said Dr. Vanessa Cullins, Planned Parenthood Federation of America vice president for external medical affairs. “Today’s technology makes it possible for young people looking for information to access it in multiple ways, and Planned Parenthood is determined to provide information to as many young people as possible. We need to make sure that all young people have the information and access to services that are proven to reduce teen pregnancy rates.”

Most recently, PPFA launched PlannedParenthood.tumblr.com on the fast-growing micro-blogging social network favored by young audiences.

Article adapted by Proud Parenting from an original press release

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