Top 4 reasons women use menstrual cycle tracker apps

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Top 4 reasons women use menstrual cycle tracker apps


Do you use an app to track your menstrual cycle? If so, you’re not alone. This practice has been growing in momentum–and now millions are tracking their cycles all around the world.

Curious what makes folks download period-tracking apps? Researchers recently were. So, they conducted a survey of women across several countries to find out their primary reasons for using app technology to monitor their cycles.(1)

What they discovered: Period-tracking app users have four main goals. Do any of these sound familiar to you?

  1. To observe their cycle (72%)
  2. To conceive (34%)
  3. To inform fertility treatment (12%)
  4. As contraception (4%)

The results, which were published in the journal Digital Health, clearly show that more than 7 out of 10 of period-trackers do so to learn more about their monthly cycles. That’s good news since the medical community has traditionally shared only the scantest of information about how our menstrual cycles work and how hormones impact us all cycle long.

By seeking out this information ourselves through apps, websites, workshops and other avenues, we learn more about our body and brain–and the intricate way they are connected to our cycles.

Looking for a menstrual cycle tracker to learn more about yourself? Well, naturally, I would have to recommend my Hormone Horoscope Apps (for adult women and teen girls) and Female Forecaster App (for boyfriends and husbands of cycling women). They give you a double-dose of info: You get to chart your cycle and also find out how hormonal effects in your cycle impact your mood, health and behavior every day.

You can find the Hormone Horoscope Apps (both Lite and Pro versions) and Female Forecaster App available at the App Store and Google Play. Learn more here.

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(1) “A mixed methods exploratory study of women’s relationships with and uses of fertility tracking apps”, Digital Health, December 2018,

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