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Natural Cycles offers closer look at its ‘time to pregnancy’ research paper

Natural Cycles CEO explains how the app’s ‘Plan a Pregnancy’ mode is helping users to get pregnant faster when deciding to start or add to their family.

Chiefly marketed as a non-invasive and hormone-free form of digital contraceptive, Natural Cycles‘ pioneering birth control application can also help those looking to start a family to get pregnant by using the service’s revolutionary ‘Plan a Pregnancy’ mode. Natural Cycles CEO Elina Berglund provides a closer look at her team’s recently published ‘time to pregnancy’ research paper, outlining the app’s success in helping couples to get pregnant.

“When you’re ready to start a family, Natural Cycles‘ ‘Plan a Pregnancy’ mode is on hand to help,” explains Berglund.

The mode, which Natural Cycles CEO Berglund says makes switching from ‘preventing’ to ‘planning’ as easy as possible, analyses users’ basal body temperatures. “The app’s algorithm is able to detect the fertile window, and can tell you when you’re at peak fertility,” she adds.

A recently completed scientific study, the aim of which was to compare the effect of previously used contraceptive methods on women’s short- and long-term fertility, closely explored Natural Cycles’ efficacy in facilitating users in getting pregnant faster when deciding to do so. “The use of hormonal contraception was compared with the use of the Natural Cycles app,” explains Berglund.

The real-life prospective observational study involved more than 2,800 women who were attempting to become pregnant by using the Natural Cycles app to monitor their fertility. “The women involved in the study had previously employed the app with the intention of using Natural Cycles to prevent pregnancy, or had recently discontinued hormonal contraception use,” Berglund reveals.

The study calculated the average time to pregnancy for all women who became pregnant during the study and performed Kaplan-Meier life-table analysis to examine the cumulative probabilities of pregnancy for each of them, according to the research paper. The results of the paper found that the average time to pregnancy was 2.3 and 3.7 cycles for women who had previously used the Natural Cycles app and hormonal contraception, respectively.

“The time to reach 30 percent pregnancy probability for women previously on hormonal contraception was 1.6 times longer than for women previously using the app,” Natural Cycles CEO Berglund explains.

Natural Cycles‘ so-called ‘time to pregnancy’ paper also demonstrated that there was no significant difference in the 13 cycle cumulated pregnancy probability between those who had previously used the Natural Cycles app and those who had, instead, employed hormonal contraceptive methods.

“The results of the paper concluded that while long-term pregnancy rates were unaffected, fertility awareness-based methods of contraception successfully increased short-term pregnancy rates relative to hormonal contraceptives,” adds Berglund, wrapping up.

Natural Cycles was founded by Elina Berglund and Raoul Scherwitzl, a couple who, at the time, were seeking an effective method of birth control which was non-invasive and hormone-free. Today, Natural Cycles is responsible for the first and only birth control application available for download in the United States and Europe, making the Natural Cycles app a pioneering piece of technology in the burgeoning digital contraceptive landscape.

To learn more about Natural Cycles and the Natural Cycles app, visit https://www.naturalcycles.com/.

Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31223036/

Natural Cycles Celebrates Ties to Don’t Ban Equality

Team behind Natural Cycles app celebrates being a part of Don’t Ban Equality, representing companies standing up for reproductive rights.

Promoting equality in the workplace, this is, according to Don’t Ban Equality, one of the most important business issues of our time. Alongside companies including MAC Cosmetics, H&M, Refinery29, Ben & Jerry’s, and Backstage Capital, Natural Cycles, responsible for the pioneering Natural Cycles birth control application, is, the firm says, immensely proud to also promote the campaign’s message. Elina Berglund, CEO and co-founder of Natural Cycles, reveals more.

“According to Don’t Ban Equality, when everyone is empowered to succeed, companies, communities, and economies are better for it,” explains Berglund, “something which we also promote at Natural Cycles.”

Don’t Ban Equality believes that restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care threatens the health, independence, and economic stability of the planet.

“It impairs the ability to build diverse and inclusive workforces, recruit top talent, and protect the well-being of the people who keep successful businesses thriving,” points out Natural Cycles CTO Berglund. “As such, we’re proud to continue to celebrate our ties to Don’t Ban Equality’s ongoing campaign for reproductive rights,” she adds.

Don’t Ban Equality currently represents a total of more than 129,000 workers. Alongside Natural Cycles, other firms with ties to Don’t Ban Equality include The Body Shop, Quintessentially, Bloomberg, Tinder, Slack Technologies, Postmates, Atlantic Records & Warner Music Group, GoFundMe, Reddit, and Birchbox.

Natural Cycles, under Elina Berglund and fellow co-founder Raoul Scherwitzl, is responsible for the pioneering Natural Cycles app, the intelligent contraceptive application which identifies a user’s fertility from their body temperature.

The Natural Cycles application, the company claims, allows individuals to take contraception into their own hands. The contraceptive app is proven to be 93 percent effective with typical use, and 98 percent effective with perfect use, according to peer-reviewed clinical studies.

In August 2018, the company was cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and, since then, the Natural Cycles team has been heavily focused on growing the application’s user base in the United States.

“Our mission is to pioneer women’s health by providing every woman with the knowledge she needs to be in charge of her well-being,” explains Berglund.

Natural Cycles’ team, she goes on to reveal, consists of individuals from more than 25 different nationalities, working in five countries on two continents. According to Berglund, Natural Cycles’ staff currently comprises an overall gender split of 30/70 with the company’s technology-focused R&D department boasting a female majority.

“Further to promoting Don’t Ban Equality’s message, what we all have in common at Natural Cycles,” she adds, wrapping up, “is our passion for the product, our fighting spirit, and our love for fun.”

Natural Cycles was founded by Elina Berglund and Raoul Scherwitzl, a couple who, at the time, were seeking an effective method of birth control which was non-invasive and hormone-free. Today, Natural Cycles is responsible for the first and only birth control application available for download in the United States and Europe, making the Natural Cycles app a pioneering piece of technology in the burgeoning digital contraceptive landscape.

To learn more about Natural Cycles and the Natural Cycles app, visit https://www.naturalcycles.com/.