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Crowd-based digital sexual health

In a recent study, Nobles et al. report that a substantial proportion of posts to an online forum on sexually transmitted infections were seeking diagnostic help. Forum users might perceive benefits to online crowd-based diagnosis, but this approach risks spreading harmful misinformation. More research is needed on crowd-based digital approaches to improve sexual health.

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Fig. 1: A SWOT analysis for crowd-based digital sexual health.

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Tucker, J.D., Day, S. Crowd-based digital sexual health. Nat Rev Urol 17, 135–136 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41585-019-0280-5

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