As we revealed last week, FACTS has been working on a project reviewing smartphone fertility apps on the market. Due to user demand, there are over 100 fertility apps on the market claiming to help women avoid pregnancy. While most apps are glorified calendar calculations, many of these apps claim incorporate fertility awareness based methods (FABMs) of family planning.
Smart phone fertility apps offer a convenience for the user, but do apps on the market provide reliable, scientifically proven algorithms for avoiding pregnancy?
A Rating of Fertility Apps Marketed to Avoid Pregnancy
Just released today is a new article published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine by FACTS co-founder Dr. Marguerite Duane and other researchers on fertility apps marketed to avoid pregnancy. Please find the original research through the links above, or review this one-page synopsis of the findings below.
Did your app make the cut?
Look for more research from FACTS on this subject in the future!
*Correction: The published version of the paper contains an error for the apps that do not interpret/predict fertility under the columns “FABM Method” and “Platform Available.” The correct table is the one listed above.