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!

In this digital age there are loads of apps out there for cycle tracking, period tracking and monitoring our health in general. However, to date there’s only one certified birth control app. Natural Cycles is not a period tracker - and while we’re often confused as working in a similar way, there are a number of features in our app which make us very different. Read on to find out exactly why we’re a birth control app, not a period tracker, and what this means for finding your fertility.

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Thanksgiving is an opportunity for us all to reflect on what we are grateful for. When it comes to contraception, we believe that there are many reasons to be thankful. Particularly, we are thankful for the ability that contraceptives have to empower and transform the lives of those who use them. Taking a closer look at this: what is it that make contraceptive methods so empowering? 

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One of the questions we’re often asked is ‘what makes Natural Cycles different from the rhythm method?’ In fact, there are a number of key differences that separate our contraceptive app from this method of birth control. Read on to discover how the rhythm method works, how Natural Cycles works, and the scientific research which is at the forefront of our work in women’s health.

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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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