City Sponsored New York, NY App For Sexually Active Teens

smartphones-stds-nycA new mobile in New York City is providing advice to teens who are sexually active. The app is free and contains information for teenagers and where to get free condoms and other birth control. Also included is information on where to find HIV and STD testing along with free pregnancy testing. Videos are also available within it. 

This is all brought to New Yorkers by the city Department of Health and mental hygiene.

There is only an Android version of the app and can be found on the Google Play Store. No word on iPhone or iPad support. You can find the app by searching for it by name, ‘Teens in New York City Protection +‘.

Here is the description from the Google Play Store:

Search for clinics in New York City that provide sexual health services for teens. Find out where to go, what to get, and what to expect.

Teens in NY State have the right to sexual health services without getting permission from parents, girlfriends/boyfriends or anyone else.

Find clinics in all 5 boroughs. All clinics were screened by teens who posed as potential customers (“mystery shoppers”). Services at these clinics include:

• Condoms
• Birth control
• Emergency contraception
• STD testing and treatment
• HIV testing
• Pregnancy testing

Clinics marked with a gold star offer many services and birth control methods on site for free.
Search for a clinic by service, birth control method or location.

Watch videos developed with teens, for teens!

The Teens in NYC referral guide is also available via 311, in print, and online (search for NYC Teen at www.nyc.gov).

This app does not collect personal information when downloading or using the app.