36. Natural Cycles

Company: Natural Cycles

Founders: Dr. Elina Berglund and Dr. Raoul Scherwitzl

Website: https://www.naturalcycles.com/


About Natural Cycles

Natural Cycles is a Swedish-based femtech company that offers a hormone-free birth control app. The app is designed to help women track their menstrual cycles and identify their fertile and infertile days. This information is then used to determine the days when a woman is most likely to conceive and the days when she is not.

The app uses a unique algorithm that is based on a woman’s basal body temperature (BBT) readings. BBT is the body’s temperature when it is at rest, and it is a sign of ovulation. By taking daily temperature readings and entering them into the app, the algorithm can determine when a woman is ovulating and when she is not.

Natural Cycles claims that its app is 93% effective with typical use and 98% effective with perfect use. This makes it a viable alternative to traditional forms of birth control, such as the pill, which can have side effects and may not be suitable for all women.

In addition to birth control, Natural Cycles can also be used to help women who are trying to conceive. By tracking their menstrual cycles and identifying their fertile days, women can increase their chances of getting pregnant.