Dr Hen, the popular social media Hen doctor, has launched a content series highlighting digestible STI education and prevention, as the U.S. predicts a record surge in STI rates this summer. The content series comes hot off the heels of vaccine roll-outs - with 50% of Americans now being vaccinated, singles are gearing up for a hot summer and Dr Hen is aiming to destigmatize STI awareness with its educational series.
The ‘Dr Hen Says’ STI series launches May 25, with content posted throughout the summer until July 15. The series will present multiple illustrated panels, with the goal of modernizing and simplifying health education, ultimately, putting people’s health information in their own hands. Additionally, the series will cover leading diseases and concerns, including; herpes, gonorrhea, HPV facts, curable and incurable STIs, risk factors, and simple treatment measures.
“I created a social platform as I saw the need for a safe space dedicated to sharing and building a community where individuals can help each other stay informed on leading health topics - something we need now more than ever,” said Dr Hen, Chief Physician of the Medical Center in Hen World. “We are beginning to experience a post-pandemic world, with STIs being one of many health concerns to surface - the platform aims to address these topics in a non-judgemental and compassionate way.”
As Covid restrictions across the nation continue to ease, the pent up (sexual) frustration is real. The CDC notes that those aged between 15-24 years of age are amongst the most popular age group to experience leading STIs, including chlamydia and gonorrhea. Coupled with this being the same age group to retrieve the majority of their information from social media, we have a generation that is in need of quick, easy, and accurate information directly from their phone - and Dr Hen is the answer.
With 72% of the United States population active across social media, online health education has seen a steady increase due to its ability to remove physical barriers that traditionally impede access to healthcare support and resources. As selected health topics, including STIs, mental health, and AIDS, continue to be stigmatized, the need for an inclusive and approachable online platform with accurate information has never been more important.
With a rapidly growing Instagram page of 148K followers, the testimonials speak for themselves as Dr Hen Says has become a popular and go-to health platform for many in the U.S. and across the globe. The platform destigmatizes the world of health, ultimately breaking through negative and inaccurate health concerns, offering individuals around the world the opportunity to overcome any barriers to accessing quality health information through modern devices.
ABOUT DR HEN SAYS:
Dr Hen is a Chief Resident, writer and illustrator in the animated planet called Hen World. This Instagram influencer is renowned for encouraging awareness, dialogue, and building communities around difficult health topics. With so much misinformation and toxicity on social media, Dr Hen is there to break through the negativity with a voice of compassion, empathy, inclusiveness, decency and diversity. Dr Hen believes in empowering readers to actively seek and share knowledge in order to gain greater control over decisions relating to their own health. Aiming to establish a destigmatized world of health, Dr Hen is making health more approachable by raising awareness and fighting misinformation.
YouTube: Dr Hen Says
*Statistics included from ‘CDC Newsroom’, Reported STDs Reach All-time High for 6th Consecutive Year; ‘Statista’, Reach of leading social networking sites used by teenage and young adult online users in the United States as of 3rd quarter 2020; ‘Statista’, Active social network penetration in selected countries as of January 2021; The New York Times’ interactive COVID-19 vaccine tracker: Tracking Coronavirus Vaccinations Around the World by Josh Holder.
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