Girl Effect recently published a visionary report, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Vision for Family Planning Chatbots, which dives into the current state of AI and its potential to enhance digital products for youth, particularly those in the Global South. In particular, this report explores the benefits and challenges of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), specifically Natural Language Processing (NLP), when applied to sexual health chatbots.

The document outlines some key learnings and insights from Girl Effect’s approach, given the current state of AI and the tools available to us. It addresses key questions and challenges, as well as opportunities to build more equitable products that combine emerging technology with Social Behavioral Change Science to promote positive behavioral changes in girls.

We encourage you to read and share this report, and to send us your comments and questions at