The Natural Cycles office is absolutely jumping with joy at the moment because we can finally share this news with you: Natural Cycles has officially become the only app certified for contraception in Europe.
A big thank you goes out to all of you who have believed, trusted and supported Natural Cycles in the past years, because without you – our Cyclers – we wouldn’t be here today.
We are happy to be able to say that the app is now a certified and CE marked medical device of class IIb, intended to be used for contraception. Below you can read more about the research, algorithm and regulatory processes behind it.
So, what’s new?
“The biggest change is in the way we talk about Natural Cycles. We can now proudly say that Natural Cycles is an effective contraceptive, comparable with others like the pill, the IUD and condoms. It’s another option for women to choose from.”- Elina
Natural Cycles has been and remains to be accurate in detecting ovulation and calculate fertile days.
So the app pretty much remains as it is and you can download the new version we just released for our latest tweaks. We have relaunched the website, with a new design and in-depth information about everything you need to know about Natural Cycles, our research into women’s health and much much more. The app will give you a green day when you are ‘not fertile’ and can enjoy sexual freedom, or indicates to ‘use protection’ on a red day to effectively prevent a pregnancy.
Here are a few of the reasons why Natural Cycles is the very first and only app to be certified for contraception;
1. Research in women’s health
Natural Cycles heavily invests and drives research in women’s health by collaborating with top-notch experts within the gynaecology, fertility and the reproductive field. Because we believe, that progress starts with research we have carried out two major clinical studies. You can read up on the study of Natural Cycles’ effectiveness as a contraceptive here.
2. The precision of the algorithm
The algorithm, which is the brains behind the app that calculates your green and red days, has been shown to be highly accurate. It takes many factors into account such as sperm survival, cycle irregularities and temperature into account to accurately detect and predict ovulation and fertile days.
3. Quality assurance and certifications
Natural Cycles is a certified and CE marked medical device of class IIb, intended to be used for contraception. This puts our app into the same risk category as a condom, which requires us to follow international standards regarding quality assurance and product development processes. We are the only fertility app in Europe to be in this risk class. This means that every step of product development, to how we hire people at Natural Cycles is audited by one of the leading auditing organisations in Europe.
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Your Natural Cycles Team