The rhythm method? There’s an app for that

Swedish regulators are investigating the Natural Cycles app, but Irish authorities have no plans to do so

18th February, 2018

Irregular bleeding, mood changes, weight gain, decreased libido, headaches, nausea, rise in blood pressure, breast tenderness, fluid retention: these are some potential side effects of hormonal contraception.

An effective, non-hormonal alternative would be life changing for many women and their partners, and an app currently being heavily advertised online in Ireland promises just that.

Natural Cycles claims it is an easy to use, natural and safe contraceptive. It relies on women measuring their temperature first...

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