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Evidence Supports CycleBeads as an Effective Solution for Family Planning

October 12, 2017

 CycleBeads® and the Standard Days Method® of family planning have undergone almost two decades of intensive research. Results have shown that this method is an effective solution to help meet family planning needs. It is included in the World Health Organization’s list of modern contraceptives and has been incorporated into health programs in over 60 countries.

Here is a list of some of the key published research:


Efficacy of the Standard Days Method of Family Planning
This study was a prospective, multi-center efficacy trial of the Standard Days Method in Bolivia, Peru, and the Philippines and established perfect use and typical use efficacy. See more at the following link.


Assessing the effect of introducing a new method into family planning programs in India, Peru, and Rwanda
This study assesses the introduction of the Standard Days Method into existing family planning services and its affect on contraceptive prevalence and use in regions of India, Peru, and Rwanda. See more at the following link.


Being Strategic About Contraceptive Introduction: The Experience of the Standard Days Method®
Follow-up interviews with users and other data collection methodologies were used to track user characteristics and experiences of the Standard Days Method® via fourteen pilot studies around the world. See more at the following link.


The Standard Days Method®: Efficacy, satisfaction and demand at the regular family planning service delivery settings in Turkey
This study examines demand, efficacy, and satisfaction of the Standard Days Method as an option presented along with other contraceptive methods at regular service-delivery settings. See more at the following link.


Interested in reading about ALL the evidence? Population Council, as part of its Evidence Project, published a structured review in 2015 titled, Standard Days Method of Contraception: Evidence on Use, Implementation, and Scale Up. It summarizes and reviews all of the research that had been conducted on the Standard Days Method and CycleBeads as of 2014. Check out the table below that shows the types of studies by country. Read the full paper here.


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.



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