Discussing Family Planning
Women in developing nations often lack information about or access to family planning resources and options. Organizations such asFHI 360, a nonprofit human development organization, are evaluating ways to use mobile phones and text messaging platforms to educate women about family planning. One example is the Mobile for Reproductive Health (m4RH) project, which sends a set of text messages about family planning methods that users can access on mobile phones. This low-cost way to educate patients about contraceptive options has been used in Kenya and Tanzania since 2010 and has reached more than 13,000 users in these countries.