Our Bodies, Our Apps: For the Love of Period-Trackers

bits.blogs.nytimes.com Published: January 23, 2014
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See this New York Times blog post by Jenna Wortham about apps that can track a woman's cycle.

From the blog:

"Period-tracking apps are exactly what they sound like — simple menstrual calendars that help you keep track of monthly cycles as well as symptoms like mood fluctuations or headaches. The market is flooded with them — iPeriod, PTracker, Clue, Period Diary — and nearly every woman I know uses one.



They are the rare corner of the trendy quantitative self and health movement that has resonated with me, largely because they provide useful insights into my life, how I’m feeling and what’s going on with my body. As much as I’ve enjoyed apps and wearables that give me information on the number of steps I’ve taken in a week, the number of calories I’ve magically managed to burn or how much sleep I’ve gotten, I often question the accuracy of the data and struggle with figuring out how to use that information to reshape my daily behavior and habits. But nothing has been as exciting or revealing as tracking my menstrual cycle."

See this story on bits.blogs.nytimes.com

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