CycleMatters

Welcome to CycleMatters, our online sex education and female health hub. Here at Natural Cycles, we’re aware there’s a knowledge gap when it comes to women’s health - something we want to change. Read articles on planning or preventing pregnancy, menstruation and more!

One of the great things about working at Natural Cycles is the rewarding experience of speaking to our community of Cyclers. We have over one million registered users of the Natural Cycles app worldwide. This week I caught up with one of our users in the US, Carina Otero, who’s a traveler, blogger and also a dedicated Cycler! Read on for her full Natural Cycles app review and how she keeps up the routine on the go….

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While not affecting all women, ovulation pain, also known as Mittelschmerz (meaning middle pain in German) affects many women during their menstrual cycles. Read on to find out the symptoms and causes of ovulation pain, as well as why knowing your menstrual cycle is key to understanding your fertility.

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For some of us, PMS is a regular part of our cycles, to be expected with the same predictability as the changing of the seasons. Others may wonder ‘what is PMS?’ and be totally unaware of the symptoms and how it can affect others. Read on to find out the meaning of PMS, the theory behind why it happens and some ways we can help reduce and manage the symptoms.

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We’re all different and deserve a diverse choice of methods to suit our unique reproductive needs. For those looking for hormone-free contraception, we’ve curated a list of seven non-hormonal birth control options, so you can learn about their history, how they’re used, their effectiveness and more. If you’re looking for natural birth control, you’ve come to the right place….

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Whilst working on the topic of contraceptive choice at Natural Cycles, I had the opportunity to catch up with the founder of Holistic Health Code, Megan Tantillo BSN, RN, who is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Nursing Practice with a special interest in women's health. Read on below to find out what kind of frequent topics surface when she talks to her patients about contraceptive choice!

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