GHSP: Using Digital Technology for Sexual and Reproductive Health: Are Programs Adequately Considering Risk?

24 December, 2019

CITATION: Using Digital Technology for Sexual and Reproductive Health: Are Programs Adequately Considering Risk?

Loraine J. Bacchus, Kate Reiss, Kathryn Church, Manuela Colombini, Erin Pearson, Ruchira Naved, Chris Smith, Kathryn Andersen and Caroline Free

Global Health: Science and Practice December 2019, 7(4):507-514; https://doi.org/10.9745/GHSP-D-19-00239

'Digital technologies provide opportunities for advancing sexual and reproductive health and services but also present potential risks. We propose 4 steps to reducing potential harms: (1) consider potential harms during intervention design, (2) mitigate or minimize potential harms during the design phase, (3) measure adverse outcomes during implementation, and (4) plan how to support those reporting adverse outcomes...'

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