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This Week in Sex Tech: Sexual Health Civic Hacking!

July 23rd, 2013 by Sondra

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A few months ago, The Naked Truth published about National Day of Civic Hacking and the Transgender Hackathon. This week we’ll spotlight Sexual Health Innovations. An online engagement platform modeled after civic hacking, the nonprofit organization is committed to using the power of technology to transform sexual health and wellbeing in the United States.

The website provides a list of sexual health challenges in need of solutions. Challenges range from how to reduce homophobia and bullying of LGBT youth to how to make it easier for doctors and patients to communication productively about sex. Solutions can be suggested by anyone, but often require the commitment and collaboration of data wonks, web and mobile app developers, content writers/creators, designers, project managers, and sexual health educators or medical professionals to get the projects off the ground. New challenges can be proposed on the website, as well.

It’s very cool to see civic hacking take off beyond the first national civic hackathon in June, especially civic hacking that focuses on sexual health wellbeing.

Other innovative projects spearheaded by Sexual Health Innovations include So They Can Know (STCK), a web resource designed to improve sexual health by giving people the ability to anonymously inform their partners of possible sexually transmitted disease (STD) transmission. The nonprofit is also committed to transparency and supports open data initiatives.

Sexual Health Innovations includes a comprehensive list of sexual health resources on its website, including SexualHealth.com’s partner site, STDTestExpress!

Happy Data Nerding!


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