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Have an embarrassing body Q? This messaging service will answer all of 'em
Every answer comes straight from an expert
Have you ever had a burning question about your bod, love, or sexual health that's just a *little* too personal to bring up in a convo with your mom or with another trusted adult?
While making a Google search may seem like a viable solution, the information out there isn't always the most accurate. Luckily, Planned Parenthood has announced that they're launching a new service to filter out the fake news. Allow us to introduce you to Roo, a chatbot who will answer *all* (and yes, we mean all) of your questions about these pressing topics.
Roo is a completely anonymous and judgment-free zone which provides answers to any puberty, sexual health or relationship-related inquiry you may have.
Here are some examples of questions you can ask Roo:
1. "Is my vagina normal?"
2. "When will I get breasts?"
3. "How do I get my crush to like me?"
4. "How do I come out?"
5. "What is consent?"
Planned Parenthood educators hope that this new component to their site will provide all teens access to sex education. While many schools are taking steps away from abstinence-only education, Planned Parenthood recognizes many students still don't have all the information they need to make healthy, informed choices about their bodies.
"We know many young people are nervous or embarrassed to ask questions about their sexual health," Planned Parenthood Federation of America president Dr. Leana Wen said in a statement. "It's important that our youth receive a reliable answer they can trust."
Roo is accessible on your phone — just type in roo.plannedparenthood.org or text "Roo" to 22422 and instantly get the answers you need!
Would you use Roo to ask your *burning* questions? Sound off in the comments below!
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