I look forward to following your writing on this! Your self-reflection and use of research makes for a really readable essay that is also super informative, so thank you, seriously.
I know several women who switched from the birth control pill to using an app like this, who got pregnant within a month. So, I’m understandably wary. And of course, I’m skeptical because of how similar it is to the “rhythm method” I was taught was ineffective. Your piece does a great job of acknowledging all those caveats. I can’t say I’d be comfortable taking the risk of using this app, but I’m glad you feel good about your choice and that you are so well informed about the data on it! I hope you enjoy how you feel off of hormonal bc — I’m on week 2 without the pill (copper IUD) and I feel amazing.