The Ask Mara App Pushes For Informed Choices With Its New Features
Easy and accessible women’s reproductive health available, 24/7!
Women’s reproductive health, for the longest time, seemed like a topic that’s taboo in the country. Thankfully, not anymore! As more and more females work to empower one other, the avenue for discussion is no longer restricted but encouraged.
While the current health pandemic may have limited our visits to clinics or hospitals, there have been ways for ladies to continue to ask and engage in this very important matter. Case in point: the presence of telemedicine support platforms, which is further expanding and helping more women gain access to reproductive health services.
One platform that makes information available on this particular need is Bayer Philippines’ Ask Mara chatbot—your helpful friend for anything women’s reproductive health concern. From frequently asked questions about contraceptive options to its usage, pros and cons of each method and other related matters, Ask Mara is here to guide Filipinas and help make informed choices for our own bodies.
In their recent event called “The PILLipina Choice: Your voice for your empowered choice,” Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society fellow Dr. Marie Michelle Dado offered praise to Ask Mara’s services. “Mara is really your go-to-girl for relevant health choices and now she makes it easier for us to access our partner experts. In this pandemic where it can be difficult to get in touch with doctors and find options for contraceptive and reproductive health, their features help take some of the worry out for women and let us focus on ourselves, on work, and our family,” she explains.
And now, the chatbot has expanded its features, with added teleconsultation services where you can set and appointment online and even choose your doctor, a store locator to help you find the nearest drugstore to get your women’s health essentials, and broader range of topics such as androgen excess and endometriosis.
By making use of these services, it’s a way to offer self-care towards ourselves. There’s no excuse to not be informed, as platforms like Ask Mara make “Go see your doctor” easier and hassle-free.
“You need to take charge of your health. Get to know your body, love it, take care of it, and be proud of it, because you only have one body,” Dr. Dado points out. Because yes, it’s an essential need—and yes, you have the power and the right to all these options. Take charge!