Reproductive Health

BrdsNBz: Sexually Experienced Teens More Likely to Use Sexual Health Text Message Service.

Publication Date: 
Nov 07, 2015

Text messaging services are becoming an increasingly popular way to provide sexual health information to teens, but little is known about who uses such services. This study assessed whether teens at a greater risk for negative sexual health outcomes use a sexual health text message service.

Using short message service text reminders to reduce 'did not attend' rates in sexual health and HIV appointment clinics.

Publication Date: 
Mar 06, 2014

'Did not attend' and cancellation rates were compared for two 12-month periods before (2009) and after (2012/2013) the introduction of routine short message service text reminders being sent to patients who have pre-booked appointments.

Short message service (SMS) interventions for the prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections: a systematic review protocol.

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Publication Date: 
Jan 29, 2014

BACKGROUND: Globally, the incidence of sexually transmitted infections (STI) is rising, posing a challenge to its control and appropriate management. Text messaging has become the most common mode of communication among almost six billion mobile phone users worldwide.

Application of information and communication technology for scaling up youth sexual and reproductive health.

Publication Date: 
Aug 24, 2012

The pervasive presence of the internet and the commonality of mobile devices for communication technology have changed modalities for information exchange.

Tweeting about testing: do low-income, parenting adolescents and young adults use new media technologies to communicate about sexual health?

Publication Date: 
Sep 10, 2012

CONTEXT: Little research exists about adolescents' and young adults' use of new media technologies to communicate about sexual health. Understanding how young people at high risk for STDs use these technologies can inform media-based interventions.