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Who are period-tracking apps really built for?

Who are period-tracking apps really built for?

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  • Amen. I have been desperately trying to find something to fund in this area for years but never found the right fit. The opportunity to build a safe, inviting, helpful GYN brand, rooted in clinical authority is real.

    Yet most of the Venture dollars are focused on OB and the consumer needs/patient workflows

    Amen. I have been desperately trying to find something to fund in this area for years but never found the right fit. The opportunity to build a safe, inviting, helpful GYN brand, rooted in clinical authority is real.

    Yet most of the Venture dollars are focused on OB and the consumer needs/patient workflows between GYN and OB are very different. One thing we know for sure.. you have never met a woman who hasn’t looked for a better GYN experience over the years.

  • Awesome piece and it's why we need more women in tech. Period tracking apps aren't designed for us because they aren't *made* for us. It's time to get women in the room!

  • They were definitely not designed for teenage girls, that much I know. When I had learned that my daughter and her girlfriends were using the Natural Cycles app, I sat them down to have that sex talk with them again, as I had wanted to make sure, just in case, they weren’t using it as a contraceptive

    They were definitely not designed for teenage girls, that much I know. When I had learned that my daughter and her girlfriends were using the Natural Cycles app, I sat them down to have that sex talk with them again, as I had wanted to make sure, just in case, they weren’t using it as a contraceptive.

    When I first heard about Natural Cycles, I was reminded of the NFP (Natural Family Planning) method we were taught as young Catholic girls. It didn’t work! And if memory serves me correctly, our island was infamous for having the highest rate of teen pregnancy at one point.

    When using apps like Natural Cycles as a contraceptive, just as with the NFP method, it takes a lot of commitment and a thorough understanding of our body and our reproductive health. It is definitely not stress-free and not for women who want to entirely avoid a pregnancy. And one more thing, our bodies are unreliable and the apps have to take this into account.

  • >Period tracking started in force with $23m of venture capital funding for Glow, an app from a male former PayPal exec

    A health app without public service at its core will just be a front for product marketers and surveillance hounds

  • Zoom in: why is so difficult to include the possibility of adding in Google, iCal and other generalist Apps an specific calendar to set your period phases?

    Zoom out: What if we design the whole system, including our tech companions –OS according to the every woman/user’s menstruation?

  • This is shocking... as the app user I would want to know where my information is going.