The BrdsNBz Text Line provides confidential, medically-accurate and affirming information for questions about sexual health and related topics via text message. A young person simply texts a question and a trained health educator responds within 24 hours and usually MUCH quicker! Here are some topics we cover and common questions we've been asked:
- We cannot diagnose medical issues like HIV, STDs and/or pregnancy. We will refer a user to seek the help of a medical professional for a diagnosis and care. We inform them of their rights and of local resources. We CAN provide medically-accurate information to inform the user’s decision-making process.
- We often counsel users to seek the advice of a parent or other trusted adult.
- We do not provide information on sexual techniques.
- We have a strict confidentiality policy. We will only break confidentiality to follow a red flag protocol if a user indicates the danger of some imminent harm.