In the few years since Natural Cycles was licensed as the world’s first ‘contraceptive app’, ‘digital contraception’ has been the subject of headlines around the globe. It has been celebrated as a much-needed innovation in reproductive healthcare and criticised as a dangerous re-hashing of ‘old’ technology. The recent Channel 4 documentary ‘Pill Revolution’ cautioned viewers against Natural Cycles in particular, interviewing a number of women who had experienced unintended pregnancies while using the app. But what is ‘digital contraception’? How does it work? Does it work? What options are there? And what might the future hold for this important femtech avenue?
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By Kim Alexander