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Review of 100 fertility apps reveals only a few are reliable

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

There are more than 100 apps out there to help a couple get pregnant or avoid a pregnancy.

So researchers at Georgetown University studied 100 of them.

They found the majority were not based on solid science. And they're warning against using them to avoid pregnancy.

They found 30 of the apps were reliable for predicting a woman's time of ovulation. But only six accurately provided a window of fertile days.

The study says it's best for women to receive instruction on how to track fertility from a doctor first.

Then, use an app to find that fertile window....IF that app has a high accuracy score.

The highest rated apps, according to the Georgetown study are ovulation mentor, sympto.org, icyclebeads, lilypro, lady cycle and mfnfp.net.

If you’d like to read more, this study is published in the 'Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine'

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