4. Sexual Transmitted Disease
Each year, in the United States alone, there are more than 20 million sexually transmitted infections ranging from HPV and Chlamydia to HIV. Looking at the problem globally, the picture becomes more complex, as financial, cultural, and technological impediments leave many populations susceptible to what are largely preventable diseases.
We invite teams to make the “Big Choice” to improve sexual education access for a population with respect to its financial, cultural and technological capacity. This may include but is not limited to the following examples:
- Phone or Text Resource: Provide education about sexual & reproductive health to adolescent individuals focusing on populations with low smartphone or internet penetration and low access to sexual health education.
- Smartphone Resource: Innovative smartphone applications to help patients understand their sexual health status and evaluate the risks they face with their sexual activity choices.
- Interactive/Social Resource: Apps or hacks to improve interactive and social activities around sexual health, such as discretely alerting previous partners or remote communication between physicians or counselors.