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Contraception app sets its sights on the US

Contraception app sets its sights on the US

Smartphone app Natural Cycles, the first app certified as a form of contraception in Europe, is setting its sights on the US next.

Though plenty of cycle-tracking apps exist, most of them donโ€™t get the fertility window right. Natural Cycles uses a specially developed algorithm and other factors, including temperature, to determine which days a woman might be fertile.

The European inspection and certification company Tรผv Sรผd gave Natural Cycles a CE certification in February, which means the app is now considered a medical device for contraception in Europe.

To get the CE certification, the companyโ€™s says the app has repeatedly demonstrated in a series of clinical studies that it improves the effectiveness of traditional planning methods.

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