Pune: Why are fertility apps gaining popularity among women?

While conventional methods of contraception do not come without side-effects, many women these days are using technology as a form of contraception. The fertility app helps in pinpointing when you ovulate and marks the period when you are most fertile

Pune: Why are fertility apps gaining popularity among women?

“I need to mention my body temperature, appearance of cervical fluid and my period cycle on the app every day. I have been doing this since more than a year now, and now I can exactly figure out my ovulation period,” said a Pune based, 33-year-old, Pooja Gugle, who has inspired many other women in her society to download and use the fertility app.

With this aid of this app, women can plan either their conception or contraception. As growing number of women are pleased with fertility app, the app developers in different surveys have mentioned that the number of women signing up for the app in India is rising.

This machine learning algorithm is provides unprecedented insights about a woman’s fertility and thus is offering a way for sexual freedom and making an informed decision.

Sneha Podar, (name changed) who has been using not just one but two ‘fertility apps’ to get the correct ovulation period, she said, “The ovulation cycle happens for about 24 hours and sperm remain in the body for five days. So the app gives me the exact week when I cannot have unprotected sex and I now know when to have unprotected sex.”

Many women are using the fertility app just to remind them about their next menstrual cycle. You go to ‘play store’ of your phone and search for fertility app. You will get plethora of options which will in-fact make you confuse of which one to use. From Apple to many start-ups, there are many techies who have developed them.

Dr Sanjay Gupte, a senior gynaecologist from Pune, said, “For around 70 per cent of women who have their menstrual cycles regularly, using this app will be of good help. But for 20 to 30 per cent of women who have some hormonal problems and who do not get regular periods, relying on these apps would be a risk.”