Global Impact Update: Scale Up of a Contraceptive App
As part of our commitment to FP2020, Cycle Technologies is providing free contraception to women globally. We've worked closely with researchers to see how the CycleBeads Android app works in a number low-resource countries with high unmet contraceptive need. These countries include Ghana, India, Jordan, Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, and Madagascar.
What does the research say?
1) The CycleBeads app is easy to use and women are able to use it correctly to prevent pregnancy, plan or simply track.
2) In every low resource country where it has been offered, a majority of women who use the CycleBeads app to prevent pregnancy, are not using contraception in the three months prior to download.
3) This free contraceptive app, can reach users directly and efficiently.
4) Almost all those using the CycleBeads app, would recommend it to a friend.
We still have a long way to go to address the needs of the 214 million women around the world who have unmet contraceptive need. But, providing innovative contraceptive options like the CycleBeads app (and soon the Dot app!), is helping to solve the problem.
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About Cycle Technologies: Cycle Technologies is a social impact company focused on women's health. Our mission is to prevent unintended pregnancies and help people have the families they want when they are ready. Products include CycleBeads®, TwoDay™, and Dot™ and are used by millions of women worldwide and implemented in more than 60 countries as part of their health programs.