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Smartphone apps not smart

Depending solely upon your smartphone app to help avoid or achieve pregnancy may not be a very good idea, warn researchers. “Smartphone apps are popular because more and more women are interested in using natural or fertility awareness-based methods of family planning because they want to feel empowered with greater knowledge of their bodies,” says Marguerite Duane, Associate Professor at Georgetown University. However, a review of fertility awareness apps showed most apps do not employ evidence-based methodology. Though the apps offer a convenient way to track fertility biomarkers, only some of them employ evidence-based FABMs.

 

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