PrEP Facts for Women Discussion Group
June 10, 2016 7:04 AM   Subscribe

PrEP Facts for Women Discussion Group
A place for both cis and trans women to learn from other cis and trans women about PrEP and Sexual Health!

If women want to start PrEP right now, they’re going to have to ask for it directly. The question is; how do women get PrEP if we don’t know that a pill to help prevent HIV even exists? While Planned Parenthood is rolling out PrEP services throughout the U.S., healthcare providers rarely offer PrEP to women, and even then only if women disclose that their partner is HIV positive. In a study published in the journal Contraception, (2016 May;93(5):463-9) researchers found that among family planning providers surveyed, most have limited knowledge about HIV PrEP and HIV testing, and report lack of provider training as the main barrier to PrEP provision.

In a Facebook group founded by Damon Jacobs in 2013, the over 14,000 members have been promoting PrEP education and advocacy worldwide. Members advocate for one another with under-informed physicians, insurance companies, health departments and in interpersonal relationships. However, the membership is overwhelmingly men who have sex with men. PrEP Facts: Women’s Sexuality and HIV Prevention (, a spin-off of the original PrEP Facts group, intends to do the same for women looking to take control of their sexuality and health. We want to empower women to be able to say, “I’m taking control over my risk for HIV infection.”

The intention of this board is to support discussions, debates, questions, and concerns that promote fact-based information, understanding, respect, and compassion. That DOES NOT mean we are all going to get along. That DOES mean we expect basic respect from our members when we disagree.

Men are welcome to participate, however, please be respectful as this group is designed to answer questions about women and PrEP. If you have a question, please make sure it is a respectful one.
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posted by Sophie1 (1 comment total)

I hope that people will signal boost this to women who might be interested.
posted by Sophie1 at 4:48 PM on June 12, 2016

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