Pregnancy and menstruation apps fail women's needs


The pregnancy apps many women were using in December 2018 proved to be incapable of handling miscarriages, even though up to 20% of all known pregnancies end this way. There are only two choices: allow the apps to continue sending alerts celebrating the pregnancy's progress or delete the pregnancy entirely, losing all the records they'd saved - information that doctors routinely request. Many menstruation apps, similarly, lack the ability to adapt to long breaks and disrupted cycles, and many also lose data if they are reset.

Writer: Olga Massov

Publication: Mashable

Publication date: 2018-12-14