Technology has made great advances in all regards, including period health. This much-maligned area of interest is one that needs a lot of research and support since many women struggle with chronic pain and impairment that’s simply chalked up to their periods.
Menstrual tech, a scary term that’s not nearly as dramatic as it sounds, usually relies on tracking the days of your period and monitoring symptoms. While very simple, their use is extremely helpful for women with irregular periods or simply women who wish to have a better understanding of how their body functions.
Here are 5 apps for monitoring your period:
Flo is one of the most popular period trackers, with over 150 million users. While it does the standard job of tracking your period, it also provides a space where people can discuss their symptoms and, for an extra price, contacting experts that can provide insight and education on a personal basis.
Some of Flo’s perks include the fact that the app uses AI to create accurate period predictions and the numerous wellness guides that can provide a better understanding of people’s sexual health.
Eve by Glow is designed for menstruators who want to keep an eye on their period and sex habits. While there’s a paywall, with a one time payment you’re able to access all of the app’s features for life, including features that can help when trying to conceive and with post-partum life.
Eve is very inclusive, allowing for a variety of sexual activity, symptoms and scenarios that not all apps have.
The Health app, which is already installed on the iPhone, is a great and no fuss way of tracking your symptoms. If you don’t want to add any extra software into your phone or are distrustful of other apps, this is a good idea for you. Since the app tracks a bunch of other things pertaining to your health, it might not provide as full of a picture, but it’s still a good option for a majority of people.
Cycles is a free app, very simple and easy to use. The feature that makes it stand out from the rest is the fact that, with a paid membership, you’re able to share all of your data with your partner, keeping you both in the loop when it comes to topics like your period, ovulation cycle, and more.
Clue is one of the oldest apps in the game. It’s trustworthy and easy to use, with few ads and features that make navigating the app clunky. That goes a long way nowadays.