WTF Friday, 6/21/2013

File this one under “studies we hope the abstinence education folks never find out about”: A trial of a text messaging program providing sexual health information to rural Ugandans had the unexpected result of increasing infidelity among the study population.

The study’s authors interpret these results to mean that “easing access to this information is not sufficient to induce safer behavior, and may directly or indirectly lead to riskier choices.” Bummer.

Fingers crossed they figure something out, though, because otherwise, Ugandans are stuck with this:

Kate Cronin-Furman

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