Fertility App Prevents Unwanted Pregnancies. The app works by getting women to enter their body temperatures, ovulation test results and date of menstruation.
An algorithm (a set of rules to help solve a problem, run by computer software) then determines whether a woman is fertile on that day. This should help her make a decision about having unprotected sex.
But while sexual experts agreed fertility awareness apps have great potential to broaden contraception choice – three organisations warned on Thursday that being classed as a medical device doesn’t guarantee the app will effectively prevent pregnancy.
Dr Elina Berglund, co-founder of Natural Cycles, said: “Women around the world are interested in exploring effective non-hormonal, non-invasive forms of contraception – and now they have a new, clinically verified and regulatory approved option to choose from.
“Our high quality clinical studies, together with the required regulatory approvals, means we can provide women everywhere with a new option for contraception.”