Florida Uzoaru is the founder of MerDroits, a health tech company that provides online access to affordable and judgment-free sexual health education, consultation and contraceptives sales.
Until recently that people are starting to see the importance of discussing sexuality, the subject was considered a taboo and this is mostly due to religion and culture.
For young people, it is considered a no-go area!
Realizing the consequences of this, Florida decided to take advantage of the internet to address these issues, hence, she opened a twitter and a Facebook account. She also has a blog where articles on “forbidden” subjects as anal sex, abortion, domestic violence, rape, child sexual abuse, sexual assault, consent, birth control are published.
Her slidesafe.ng, is described as the discreet safety companion for the sexually active who values privacy and confidentiality, and the convenience of getting their needs met. These platforms serves as a shame-free and judgment-free online community that enable young people to have open conversations about their sexual and reproductive health and rights.
On the twitter page every Friday at 6 p.m, people are allowed to share their stories. She believes that with the internet, more people can be reached while getting free and correct information.
Culled from: woman.ng