Planned Parenthood Introduces Chatbot for Teens, “Roo”

The largest abortion provider in the nation released an anonymous chat program for teens to ask their sexual questions.

“Roo” is Planned Parenthood’s latest attempt at connecting with young audiences, that only works on the mobile version. Meant for ages 13-17, the chatbot provides lists of pre-written questions related to sexual health. Some of these questions include:

  • “When are you no longer a virgin?”
  • “How do I come out?”
  • “What will happen to me if I masturbate too much?”
  • “What’s the best method of birth control?”

“Since so many teenagers get health information online, the artificial intelligence-powered bot is meant to give fast answers in a judgment-free, anonymous setting in a manner that’s comfortable for the audience — instead of kids going to unchecked online sources or YouTube for important information,” according to AdAge.

Planned Parenthood’s continual partnership with Work & Co comes after the two groups created a website dedicated to tracking President Trump’s policies.

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