Learn About Sexual Health While You’re Stuck at Home

Miércoles, Mayo 20, 2020 blog Share


Are you reading about abortion or watching a TikTok? No one knows

Euki home screen

For a lot of people, the hardest part of this whole pandemic thing isn’t losing their job or missing their friends and family. It’s being stuck at home with almost zero privacy just when they need information about reproductive and sexual health.

If you’re in a small apartment, it’s pretty hard to call a clinic without being overheard. If you don’t have a room of your own, anyone could look over your shoulder while you’re reading a website. If you share a computer, anyone could just check out your browsing history. And while that may be fine in some households, it’s definitely not safe in others.

But people might be a lot less likely to bother you when you’re curled up on the couch poking away at your phone. Let them think you’re playing Fortnite or scrolling through Twitter. They don’t need to know that you’re actually using our Euki reproductive health app to learn about how to take abortion pills or what to do if you had unprotected sex.

Euki includes lots of easy-to-read information plus links where you can learn more about everything from the average cost of an abortion to how to talk to your partner about consent. It’s got a calendar that lets you record your period, your moods, when you’ve had sex, when you have a doctor’s appointment, and other details that help you track and control what your body’s up to. It’s designed to be private and secure – it doesn’t transmit any information from your phone to anywhere else, and you can erase all your information any time you want.

And if someone asks what you’re doing or wants access to your phone, you can password-protect Euki, and then use a fake password if someone asks you what it is. When you input the fake password, the app brings up a Google search page, so you can say the app crashed or some other safe excuse.

Euki gives you control over your own information and how you learn about sexual and reproductive health, and in a time when we can’t even control when we can get a haircut, we think that’s really valuable. At SASS, we believe that if people have good information, they will use it in the way that makes sense for them, and we do not judge them for whatever that means.

Euki is available in both English and Spanish free for iOS and Android. And if you still have questions about self-managed abortion after reading about it there, you can find more info at AbortionPillInfo.org.