Summary of Recent Events

Unintended pregnancies reported by Swedish hospitals

Hospitals in Sweden have reported unintended pregnancies from the use of Natural Cycles as a contraceptive to the Medical Products Agency (MPA) (Läkemedelsverket). Natural Cycles has reviewed the reports from the hospitals. We have been in contact with the Medical Products Agency and responded to each individual report. 

The original individual reports regarding unintended pregnancies to the Medical Products Agency have been closed. The investigation continues and the MPA has requested additional information regarding clinical evaluation, risk management, and post-market surveillance. 

We have also conducted a separate internal investigation to learn if the number of reported cases correlates with the total amount of users in Sweden. We have now closed the internal investigation after concluding that the number of reported cases is well in line with our expectations, given our efficacy rate of 93% for typical use. 

Regarding the age of Natural Cycles users

Recent media has also stated that the unintended pregnancy cases were from young women. According to the reports to the MPA, the women in question are between the ages of 22 and 38 years old, an average 29 years old. This correlates with the average age of the Natural Cycles user base at 30 years old. 

How does Natural Cycles relate to what has happened?

An unintended pregnancy is very unfortunate, and we care deeply each time someone that uses Natural Cycles as a contraception becomes pregnant. However, no contraception is 100% effective and unintended pregnancies are an unfortunate risk with any contraception. 

Natural Cycles is a certified contraceptive app with a Pearl Index of 7. This means 7 out of 100 women become pregnant in a year due to all possible reasons (e.g. having unprotected intercourse on red days, failure of the contraceptive method used on red days, etc). In turn, this means that with typical use, Natural Cycles has an efficacy of 93%. With perfect use, Natural Cycles has an efficacy of 99%. This means that 1 woman out of 100 gets pregnant in one year despite having no unprotected intercourse on red days. Please see an overview of the effectiveness of different contraceptives here.

The goal of Natural Cycles is to provide greater contraceptive choice and an alternative to women who otherwise would be using less effective methods or wouldn’t be using contraception at all. There are many women looking for an effective, non-invasive, non-hormonal method of contraception. Natural Cycles is suitable solution for these women. 

As our user base increases, so will the number of unintended pregnancies coming from women using Natural Cycles.This is true for all contraceptives as no method is 100% effective.

Several clinical studies have been conducted to prove the effectiveness of Natural Cycles as a contraceptive leading to its EU certification in February 2017. Please find more information about these studies and the certification here. To date, we are proud to be the only certified contraceptive app used and trusted by hundreds of thousands of women worldwide.

Unintended pregnancies reported by Swedish hospitals

Hospitals in Sweden have reported unintended pregnancies from the use of Natural Cycles as a contraceptive to the Medical Products Agency (MPA) (Läkemedelsverket). Natural Cycles has reviewed the reports from the hospitals. We have been in contact with the Medical Products Agency and responded to each individual report. 

The original individual reports regarding unintended pregnancies to the Medical Products Agency have been closed. The investigation continues and the MPA has requested additional information regarding clinical evaluation, risk management, and post-market surveillance. 

We have also conducted a separate internal investigation to learn if the number of reported cases correlates with the total amount of users in Sweden. We have now closed the internal investigation after concluding that the number of reported cases is well in line with our expectations, given our efficacy rate of 93% for typical use. 

Regarding the age of Natural Cycles users

Recent media has also stated that the unintended pregnancy cases were from young women. According to the reports to the MPA, the women in question are between the ages of 22 and 38 years old, an average 29 years old. This correlates with the average age of the Natural Cycles user base at 30 years old. 

How does Natural Cycles relate to what has happened?

An unintended pregnancy is very unfortunate, and we care deeply each time someone that uses Natural Cycles as a contraception becomes pregnant. However, no contraception is 100% effective and unintended pregnancies are an unfortunate risk with any contraception. 

Natural Cycles is a certified contraceptive app with a Pearl Index of 7. This means 7 out of 100 women become pregnant in a year due to all possible reasons (e.g. having unprotected intercourse on red days, failure of the contraceptive method used on red days, etc). In turn, this means that with typical use, Natural Cycles has an efficacy of 93%. With perfect use, Natural Cycles has an efficacy of 99%. This means that 1 woman out of 100 gets pregnant in one year despite having no unprotected intercourse on red days. Please see an overview of the effectiveness of different contraceptives here.

The goal of Natural Cycles is to provide greater contraceptive choice and an alternative to women who otherwise would be using less effective methods or wouldn’t be using contraception at all. There are many women looking for an effective, non-invasive, non-hormonal method of contraception. Natural Cycles is suitable solution for these women. 

As our user base increases, so will the number of unintended pregnancies coming from women using Natural Cycles.This is true for all contraceptives as no method is 100% effective.

Several clinical studies have been conducted to prove the effectiveness of Natural Cycles as a contraceptive leading to its EU certification in February 2017. Please find more information about these studies and the certification here. To date, we are proud to be the only certified contraceptive app used and trusted by hundreds of thousands of women worldwide.

Unintended pregnancies reported by Swedish hospitals
Hospitals in Sweden have reported unintended pregnancies from the use of Natural Cycles as a contraceptive to the Medical Products Agency (MPA) (Läkemedelsverket). Natural Cycles has reviewed the reports from the hospitals. We have been in contact with the Medical Products Agency and responded to each individual report.

The original individual reports regarding unintended pregnancies to the Medical Products Agency have been closed. The investigation continues and the MPA  has requested additional information regarding clinical evaluation, risk management, and post-market surveillance.

We have also conducted a separate internal investigation to learn if the number of reported cases correlates with the total amount of users in Sweden. We have now closed the internal investigation after concluding that the number of reported cases is well in line with our expectations, given our efficacy rate of 93% for typical use.

Regarding the age of Natural Cycles users
Recent media has also stated that the unintended pregnancy cases were from young women. According to the reports to the MPA, the women in question are between the ages of 22 and 38 years old, an average 29 years old. This correlates with the average age of the Natural Cycles user base at 30 years old.

How does Natural Cycles relate to what has happened?
An unintended pregnancy is very unfortunate, and we care deeply each time someone that uses Natural Cycles as a contraception becomes pregnant. However, no contraception is 100% effective and unintended pregnancies are an unfortunate risk with any contraception.

Natural Cycles is a certified contraceptive app with a Pearl Index of 7. This means 7 out of 100 women become pregnant in a year due to all possible reasons (e.g. having unprotected intercourse on red days, failure of the contraceptive method used on red days, etc). In turn, this means that with typical use, Natural Cycles has an efficacy of 93%. With perfect use, Natural Cycles has an efficacy of 99%. This means that 1 woman out of 100 gets pregnant in one year despite having no unprotected intercourse on red days. Please see an overview of the effectiveness of different contraceptives here.

The goal of Natural Cycles is to provide greater contraceptive choice and an alternative to women who otherwise would be using less effective methods or wouldn’t be using contraception at all. There are many women looking for an effective, non-invasive, non-hormonal method of contraception. Natural Cycles is suitable solution for these women.

As our user base increases, so will the number of unintended pregnancies coming from women using Natural Cycles.This is true for all contraceptives as no method is 100% effective.

Several clinical studies have been conducted to prove the effectiveness of Natural Cycles as a contraceptive leading to its EU certification in February 2017. Please find more information about these studies and the certification here. To date, we are proud to be the only certified contraceptive app used and trusted by hundreds of thousands of women worldwide.

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