As a woman travelling alone across the planet there are many things you have to research and put in place to ensure your safety and security. You have to organise your contact points, get your jabs, change your currency, take out insurance and have the right visas ready.
Planning for sexual healthcare while on the road however, is something that hardly anyone considers before a trip and very few people are fully informed on in all the countries they are visiting.
In a country that has different laws and ethics to your own, becoming pregnant, contracting a sexual disease, or losing your contraception is a terrifying prospect that all women should be prepared for, no matter how remote their location.
When Lani Fried looked for information of sexual healthcare before her own trip last year, she realised that there was no place online for all female travellers to research their sexual health options in each country. Realising how much an open database was needed, she decided to create one.