Natural Cycles, a preventive app that became certified in a EU as a form of birth control, has been strike with a censure after being blamed for causing 37 neglected pregnancies, reports Swedish announcement SVT. Södersjukhuset sanatorium in Stockholm reported a app to Swedish regulator MPA (the Medical Product Agency), after 37 women visited a sanatorium for an termination after apropos profound while regulating Natural Cycles.
The app uses an algorithm and measures factors like heat to establish a duration when a lady might be fertile. It’s a renouned choice to hormonal contraceptives like a tablet since it lacks side effects. In a matter to The Verge, Natural Cycles pronounced it hasn’t perceived any information from Södersjukhuset hospital, though are in hold with a MPA about any particular case. The association has also instituted an inner review with their clinical department, and said:
“No contraception is 100% effective, and neglected pregnancies is an hapless risk with any contraception. Natural Cycles has a Pearl Index of 7, that means it is 93% effective during standard use, that we also communicate.
At initial sight, a numbers mentioned in a media are not startling given a recognition of a app and in line with a efficiency rates. As a user bottom increases, so will a volume of unintended pregnancies entrance from Natural Cycles app users, that is an unavoidable reality.”
The app now has 700,000 users worldwide. A midwife during SÖS, Carina Montin, told SVT that a sanatorium was stating Natural Cycles to a MPA since of a neglected pregnancies it helped cause. The app is designed for users aged 18 years and over, and Natural Cycles says younger users should cruise another form of contraception.