Keeping tabs one’s fertility by counting your days is as old school as it gets.
With the advancement in technology, a new app aimed specifically at preventing pregnancy has been developed.
According to The Huffingtonpost, The app called Natural Cycles is reportedly able to identify a woman’s non-fertile days and when she is 99 percent safe to have unprotected sex without conceiving.
Their company’s website states that the app uses statistics and analytics instead of chemicals or surgical procedures in order to prevent pregnancies by helping women pinpoint the handful of days per menstrual cycle when they have the greatest chance of getting pregnant.
The app works by warning the user about her fertile window, the stretch of days before ovulation when she is most fertile.
Women’s resting body temperatures generally rise when they ovulate, and the app uses that information to tell the user when she is ovulating, when she has ovulated and when she is likely to ovulate.
It divides her cycles into “red” days, when she’s more likely to get pregnant having unprotected sex; “green” days, when she’s outside her fertile window; and “yellow” days, when the app is unsure of a user’s fertility status because she hasn’t provided enough data.
According to Natural Cycles, the “green” days are 99 percent safe to have unprotected sex without conceiving.
However experts warn that until the forthcoming study is published, it is too soon to weigh many of the claims about the app’s efficacy. And of course, the app does nothing to protect the user from sexually transmitted infection.