If you’re a sexually active female, there is birth control to be taken care of. Even though there are apps that are period trackers that are similar, birth control apps are different from the perspective of assisting you with avoiding unwanted pregnancies. There is a big difference between these two categories.
Here we bring you Apps that can help you adhere to your birth control schedule. It should be noted that these Apps can never replace medical assistance and advice. These apps are made for your aid only.
If you want to know more about what birth control means, the difference between period tracking and birth control tracking, or you need any advice please ask us. Click this Whatsapp button to ask:
- Maya – Period, Fertility, Ovulation & Pregnancy
This app is essentially a fertility tracking device. And this is used indirectly to determine birth control. This app can be used by women who prefer natural forms of birth control, as it indicates safe & unsafe days to have sex.
It also sends reminders for women who are on contraceptive pills or vaginal rings.
With this app, you can also insert the app reminders to your device calendar. Also, you can upgrade to their premium with as low as Rs. 65/- monthly for additional features and removal of ads.
- Birth Control Pill Reminder & Tracker by Tadpole
If you’re looking for a simple & easy to use app that will remind you everyday of when to take your birth control pill, this app is for you. Unlike other apps, this app is 100% customizable. It is compatible with all types of pills. You have to set the number of days to take the pill & the number of days you’re off.
Additionally, set the time that you want the app to remind you to take the pill. You can also set a repeat reminder, that is, the app keeps on reminding you until you’ve taken the pill. The app also allows you to add notes about how you’re feeling which you can later communicate with your doctor or gynecologist.
- Ring Reminder by Alexander Linssen
A birth control method like a vaginal ring is effective and safe when it is inserted and removed at precisely defined times. This app alerts you at exactly these points in time and announces events 24 hours in advance.
You can also track your ring stock and will be informed automatically when you’re running low. The Ring Reminder PLUS has additional features like customizing notification content and smartphone calendar integration at Rs.85/- monthly.
- Bedsider Reminders
What sets apart this app from other apps are the funny, cheeky, entertaining reminders you’ll actually want to receive. It supports reminders for contraceptive pills, contraceptive patches, vaginal rings and shots. (Birth control in the form of a ‘shot’ is a contraceptive injection which contains the hormone progestin. The shot is effective if taken every 3 months as directed and so this app will remind you to so!)
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It shows a schedule for each of the birth control and also guides you through choosing a date and time for the reminder. This app ensures that remembering birth control is a bit more fun!
- Lady Pill Reminder by Ben Basha
This app is in the form of the pill pack. A pill pack is the combination of oral contraceptive pills which are to be taken for a specified duration. There are different brands available in the market and you should consult your gynaecologist for which one suits you best. Every time you take a pill, you mark it on the app. There are 8 different pack types in the app. All you have to do is choose the days of the pack and the preferred time for your reminder.
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Interestingly, you can also change the notification content if you want to keep it discreet! It has various time zones to cover and you can add notes about how you’re feeling after taking the pill. Also, you can start another pack just with another click!
iOS: does not have this app.
These Apps help you give you reminders and insights on topics that are never discussed openly. Also, remember that these apps are not a replacement for regular sexual health checkups with your gynaecologist.
If you have any questions during the installation of these apps, or you are stuck after using any of these apps, please let us know. We are always there to help. Please click this Whatsapp button to talk to us:
About the Author: Vidhi Gada
She is a 4th-year law student from ILS Law College, Pune, who firmly believes the law can be used as a weapon of change in our country and thus began her journey in the field of law. Apart from trying her best to be updated with all the legislations, her interests lie in Human Rights & Intellectual Property Rights. The best way to connect with her is to suggest a song that sets her mood and also, dogs. No! Kidding, she loves all the animals! She really likes dancing, writing and making puns!
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