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Sos-PlanFam app

Prevention of unwanted pregnancies through new technologies in underdeveloped countries

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In no more than 3 sentences, please tell us who your idea is designed for and how it reimagines the new life experience.

Sos-PlanFam, a local mobile application that educates women about sexual, reproductive health and prevents menstruation β unwanted pregnancy

The value proposition:

Every year there are 75 million unwanted pregnancies worldwide, 143 pregnancies per minute; This situation negatively affects the health, well-being of women. Unwanted pregnancies reduce the happiness of thousands of us.

1. Many women and girls die either during childbirth or during the abortion of an unwanted pregnancy; or because of diseases caused by the use of mechanical methods of contraception;

2. Several women and girls are prevented from developing their intellectual and professional skills and competences as a result of unwanted pregnancies;

3. The same situation reduces the possibility for parents and the rights of existing children to be well maintained.
The demand for a clean, efficient and health-free solution is estimated at

225 million women in developing countries who wish to delay the time of having a child or to have no children by WHO worldwide and 20303290 women (15 to 54 years) according to the demographic distribution in the DRC (2016) of the Family Planning Program in the DRC.

Sos PlanFam apps a web / mobile sexual and reproductive health education application and automatic prevention alerts during periods of fertilization could be a solution to this disaster risks associated with the use of other methods of contraception .
It is an effective, non-binding and non-hazardous local solution.

The use of Sos-PlanFam apps guarantees you a 97% result; a $ 5 gain for those who use chemical methods, $ 2 for those who use mechanical and numerical methods.

2. The product / service:
Our product "sos-PlanFam" is a mobile healthcare application to prevent unwanted pregnancies and their risks to users and also to reduce the risks associated with the use of other methods of contraception. Because unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases are at the root of many socio-economic problems in several African households.

The application "sos-PlanFam" will be responsible for rendering the following services to its users:

 Automatically determining and preventing the rules and probable periods of fertilization by vocal and textual messages so that those who are called to make a choice between the sexual act to conceive and the abstinence in order not to conceive;

 Provide users with advice and information that is consistent with sexual and reproductive rights and education.

Sos PlanFam app is a web / mobile sexual and reproductive health education application and automatic prevention alerts during periods of fertilization could be a solution to the unwanted pregnancy disaster's and risks associated with the use of other methods of contraception .

At what stage is your idea?

  • Prototyping: I have done some small tests or experiments with prospective users to continue developing my idea.

What early, lightweight experiment might you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?

The prototype test will be launched in October.

What skills, input or guidance from the OpenIDEO community would be most helpful in building out or refining your idea?

We need to deepen our knowledge in the science of sexual and reproductive health and also in programming engineering.
We also solicit marketing assistance to promote this social solution.

Tell us about your work experience:

We have knowledge in business law and in the field of entrepreneurship.

This idea emerged from...

  • An organization or company

Are you an expecting, new, or experienced mom?

  • yes

Are you a healthcare practitioner?

  • no

Are you a current employee of UCB Pharmaceuticals or Sutter Health?

  • no

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