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Sixty seconds on . . . contraceptive apps

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 11 May 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k2019
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. BMJ

What’s ’appening ’ere then?

An increasing number of women in the UK are using contraceptive apps, is what. In 2017 almost 200 000 women were signed up to Swedish-made Natural Cycles, the only app certified for contraception in the EU. This number increased from 5000 in 2016, the Guardian reported.1

How do contraceptive apps work?

In essence, by tracking body temperature, the appearance of cervical fluid, and …

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