“Being able to be with someone all the time on their phone means that wherever they are, they can access it immediately,” Jill Balderson, vice president of health care innovation at the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, told NPR. Planned Parenthood has expanded into apps previously, with their Planned Parenthood Care app that allows users to video chat with a provider online and then receive birth control or an STD testing kit in the mail. Planned Parenthood Care is available in Minnesota and Washington as of now.
There are other apps attempting to reach women’s sexual health via mobile. Breast Test gives step-by-step instructions for how to give yourself a breast examination along with reminders to make sure you’re keeping up to date. MyPill, a birth control reminder, also tracks your period. Basically, you never need to leave the house again and still keep your lady parts in working order.