Developing a Health App

Health and medical apps have experienced a boom in popularity within the last few years. According to a recent study, the proportion of adults in the U.S. who use health and fitness apps on their smartphones has risen 16% from 2013-2015. Last year, an article in Forbes predicted smartphone users would “trust health apps more... Continue Reading →


On Writing About The Ring

The press write about research, but for whom? By Katie Stark At the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), the ASPIRE study team presented their findings on their successes of their Dapivirine intravaginal microbicide ring. Although this finding has the potential to significantly impact the transmission of HIV to women, the news has not... Continue Reading →

Missing in Media: Where are the queer women?

Hilary As the newly appointed “social media maven” for the SexLab, I approached the month of July with a heightened sense of obligation to the lesbian/bisexual/queer community/transwomen to represent and promote the issues that rarely garner the same attention as those of our male counterparts. As I browsed the gay/lesbian-friendly websites that typically yield our... Continue Reading →

Trans Health Conference Report Back: Part 2

Triana This is the second in a series of posts relaying the reflections of the 13th Philadelphia Trans Health Conference. This is distillation of ideas, recommendations, and hopes presented at the conference. Missed Part 1? Read it here. Create stronger media. Representation in media and health education materials needs to shift as trans and GNC... Continue Reading →

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