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I am currently an graduate student in NYU Integrated Digital Media. My passions are design, technology and art. I focus more on user experience design, and also design in augmented reality and virtual reality now. I believe technology is about people, only when people are involved could we build something useful and meaningful.
It is hard to believe to see the facts that those people are not having sexual and reproductive health education but also allow so many tragic unwanted sex happening. I agree that a structured and well-designed sexual education program should be the first priority and I think to make it more efficiency, the government should also do something about it too. Throughout many people's research, it is the lack of proper sex education that lead to more sexual problems like sex violence, teenage pregnancy, and HIV..etc. Even though it is easy for us to think of the solutions, the social climate, the traditional culture and religion belief are some obstacles for pushing this kind of evolutional ideas. So I think how to make people have more access to the right and clear information might be a good start.
This is such an interesting research! I think the design behind how condoms are displayed, and how customers could purchase them really effects the willing people want to buy them. We think that the easiest way for protection is using condoms but neglect a lot of problems behind how to get ones. This reminds me the research my group made, we've interviewed some high school students, and they said they don't want to use the free condoms the health clinic provide, because they think those condoms quality are bad. However, the good condoms are also difficult for them to get, and they think those cost a little high. So I think it is really interesting to see the problems behind why a lot of young people rather risk themselves, but not using condoms when having sex.
Thanks for sharing this interview Cherisha. It is interesting to see different country's sexual and reproductive health and awareness problems. I think through better understanding the insights and contexts of this complicated issues, besides some cultural differences, we can see some similarities among the problems. For instance, lack of good and right educational contents is one problem for sex education, and the problem leads to more other issues depends on different places. I think social media is a good tool people should consider, and also the impacts of celebrities would be helpful for spreading the issue.