Period Tracking: Your guide to Birth Control Apps

Best Birth Control Apps

Period tracking has become incredibly popular in recent years! It helps you predict when your period is coming, track your fertility, and track changes to your cycle. I am often asked which period tracking app I recommend. Here are some of my favorites!

Flo Period & Ovulation Tracker

Flo was co-founded in 2015 by Dmitry and Yuri Gurski. This company is trying to break the taboo surrounding women’s health and periods by creating Flo’s “Let’s Talk About it. Period” worldwide awareness campaign. They also offer education from articles, insights, and quizzes. With over 70 symptoms to track, including temperature, cervical mucus, and mood changes, this app provides advanced cycle insights and symptom patterns to help people gain a deeper understanding of their cycle to proactively improve their overall health.

Period Tracker – Eve (Eve by Glow)

This period tracker focuses on monitoring your period as it relates to your sex life to prevent pregnancy. It also takes into account your gym habits and PMS symptoms to help predict and see trends in your cycle. This app offers love, sex & relationships tips, insights, cyclescopes, and quizzes. Glow was founded by Max Levchin whose mission is to redefine healthcare.

Natural Cycles – Birth Control

Natural Cycles is an FDA-approved birth control app, which means it can be used as a primary method to prevent pregnancy. The founder Dr. Elina Berglund created this app hoping to offer women an effective, hormone-free method of birth control. With the purchase of this app, you get a thermometer to track your basal body temperature, you can also record your moods, habits, and symptoms in the app. All this information is compiled to predict your ovulation window.

Clue Period & Cycle Tracker

This app focuses on teaching you more about how your body works, which I think we all can benefit from! There is tons of information on sexual and reproductive health, including a podcast called Hormonal which explores how your menstrual cycle affects your mind, body, and how we experience the world around us. One of my favorite things about the app is the gender-inclusive language they use, to ensure that anyone who menstruates is supported. The vision of Clue is “No matter where they are from or how they identify, our vision is for people with cycles to live in tune with their biology, not despite it.”

 

By: Janelle van Leeuwen BSc.

 

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