'Digital contraceptive' gets approval by Australian health authorities

The Age

15 December 2020 - A smartphone app can officially be used as a contraceptive tool by Australians after becoming the first to be approved by the nation’s drug and medical device watchdog, in a move that has health experts wary.

Natural Cycles, which is billed as a hormone-free birth control app, was added on November 26 to the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods as a medical device to monitor fertility for preventing or planning a pregnancy, rather than specifically as a contraceptive.

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