Most fertility apps 'aren't based on solid science' and women shouldn't use them to avoid pregnancy 

  • Deborah Lupton

Description

Depending on a smartphone app to either avoid or achieve pregnancy is a risky business, scientists have warned. 

A review of nearly 100 fertility awareness apps has revealed that most aren't based on solid science - which could have disastrous consequences.

The findings claim few apps employ 'evidence-based methodology - and many actually warn against using them to avoid pregnancy.

Subject

Digital Sociology

Period30 Jun 2016

Media coverage

2

Media coverage

  • TitleMost fertility apps 'aren't based on solid science' and women shouldn't use them to avoid pregnancy 
    Media name/outletMail Online UK
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date30/06/16
    PersonsDeborah Lupton
  • TitleMost fertility apps 'aren't based on solid science' and women shouldn't use them to avoid pregnancy 
    Media name/outletMail Online UK
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date30/06/16
    PersonsDeborah Lupton