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10 Unconventional Uses for GPS

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Birth Control and STD Prevention
The city of Kent in England offers a GPS-enabled iPhone app called Kent C Card, which guides local teenagers to the nearest clinics where they can get both condoms and advice on sexual health. William87/iStock/Thinkstock
The city of Kent in England offers a GPS-enabled iPhone app called Kent C Card, which guides local teenagers to the nearest clinics where they can get both condoms and advice on sexual health. William87/iStock/Thinkstock

Public health officials in most countries are eager to get young people to use condoms, as a means of preventing both unwanted pregnancies and sexually-transmitted diseases. They also know that young people are really, really into their smart phones. So it's only natural that officials would try to use GPS-enabled phone apps to reach them.

The English city of Kent, for example, began offering an iPhone app in 2012 called Kent C Card, which guides local teenagers to the nearest clinics where they can get both condoms and advice on how to maintain their sexual health [source: Todd].


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