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Readers Respond: iPhone and Android Phone Apps

Responses: 3


Updated November 16, 2012

From the article: Birth Control Apps

How did we ever survive before the introduction of the iphone and android phone? It seems that we rely on these devices and their phone apps way more than we would probably like to admit! From paying bills, to figuring out where we are, our iphones and androids simplify our daily lives. Yet, these phones can do so much more. There are iphone fertility apps that can help you determine when you ovulate, chart your fertility and assist in natural family planning. There are birth control apps as well. These can provide you with information on contraceptive methods, hormonal birth control, showing you where to buy condoms or find the morning-after pill, reminding you to take your pill (or remove your patch or NuvaRing), and even how to correctly put on a condom!

Even though some of these apps can be entertaining, they can also make a huge difference when it come to preventing contraceptive failure. I am sure many of you have phone apps like these that you love or depend on. Do tell! Please share which birth control iphone and android phone apps you use. What do you love (or not like) about them? How have they helped you manage your contraceptive needs? Which Apps Do You Love?

30 days app

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any, and I really mean ANY app that helps me with my contraceptive method. Mine is an injection shot for 30 days after you get the last one, so, since some months have 31, 29 or 28 days like February, sometimes the 30th day is not the same number in the calendar, so that's hard to remember, and it would be nice to have an app to help us with this. For example: If I get my injection today (September’11), this month (September) have only 30 days, so I will have the injection on October’11. However, if I get the injection on Octuber'11, I can only get my injection on November’10, because October has 31 days and not 30 days. Does anyone know any app with those features or that can help me?! I would appreciate it very very much!
—Guest Juli

All for iCondom!

So, all I can say is the iCondom app rocks! Just think how impressed my man was: we were staying at a friend's house, it was around 1:30 AM and things started getting heavy between us, but guess what, he didn't have any condoms. We had no idea where they sold condoms in this area, especially bc it was so late. I got out my iPhone, opened up iCondom, and 15 minutes later, we were leaving a local store with a box of condoms. All I can say is the rest of the night was awesome... thank you iCondom!
—Guest Kamryn

Birth Control App

I have used an app called Birth Control from itunes. It talks about what contraception is and what your different options are. Since my high school only gives out info on abstinence, my friends and I are always looking at this app to learn more about our options. Knowledge is power!
—Guest Jen

Which Apps Do You Love?

iPhone and Android Phone Apps

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