Gynopedia is basically the Wikipedia for sexual and reproductive health resources.
After coming up short with clear resources during her travels, Lani Fried decided to start an open source website that would make it easier for women to know where they could get health care regardless of where they were in the world.
The website is a one stop shop for anyone looking for anything from the best place to get emergency contraceptives to the safest places that perform abortions in the place they are currently in.
“When I started it, I was driven by the belief that women and all people — no matter their genders — should be able to make decisions about their own bodies,” said Fried, according to Mashable. “Whether they choose to become parents or have an abortion, to use birth control or not, the choice is theirs to make. Women’s health decisions shouldn’t be a political issue.”
Currently, traveling abroad, or even within the United States, can pose a roadblock for women or those who identify as LGBTQ because of the varied healthcare options per state or country.
Within the United States, for instance, a woman may be more likely to find accessible sexual and reproductive healthcare options in New York City than they would somewhere in the more conservative South.
As it stands, Gynopedia currently contains information for over 67 cities throughout North America, Africa, Asia and South America.
The website is open to be edited by anyone.