Female Health

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!

It’s cervical health awareness month, so what better time to learn all about cervical health as we answer the question ‘what is a pap smear’. Let’s dive into why you should have regular cervical smear tests, and speak to a medical expert about the shocking numbers behind cervical screening.

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It’s always a good time for a fresh start in both body and mind. If you’re thinking of switching to non-hormonal birth control, now is a great time to get started and we’ve put together a list of five reasons to go hormone-free. Read on to discover how making the switch to non-hormonal birth control can benefit your body, help you plan for the future and more…

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All of our bodies are different so we will react to changes differently. Birth control is no exception. While some of us will experience absolutely no birth control side effects, others may notice signs and symptoms associated with taking hormonal, or in some cases, non-hormonal contraception. In this post we’ll look at the most popular methods of preventing pregnancy out there and the different side effects of these birth control methods….

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Many of us will choose to use the morning after pill (such as Plan B) or another type of emergency birth control in our fertile lifetimes. While it may be small in size, emergency contraception comes with a large and tricky history and our access to it remains a political issue today. Let’s unpack the backstory of emergency contraception, delve into the mechanics of the medicine and answer the question ‘how does emergency birth control work?’ Read on to learn more…

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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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