• ‘I felt colossally naive': the backlash against the birth control app

    4 monthes ago - By The Guardian

    Natural Cycles was hailed as a stress-free, hormone-free contraceptive. Then women began reporting unwanted pregnancies Last summer I had an abortion. Statistically unremarkable, yes, but mine wasn't because of a split condom or a missed pill. I was four months into a tense relationship with a much-hyped Swedish “digital contraceptive” , a smartphone app called Natural Cycles. I had spent my 20s on the pill, but hated not knowing whether my emotional state was down to artificial hormones or not. My boyfriend and I had been together for eight months, and I was desperately seeking something...
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