The fertility tracking app has been approved as a class IIb medical device to be used for contraception.

Natural Cycles, which will use smart algorithm to help women track their fertility, is claimed to be  the world’s first app to be approved specifically for contraception.

Husband and wife team Dr Raoul Scherwitzl and Dr Elina Berglund have created new fertility tracking app, which is a clinically tested and regulatory approved contraception that can used besides condoms, The Pill and IUDs.

The app will record the daily temperature of the women, and then smart algorithm will be used to determine whether the woman is fertile on that day, enabling to have protected intercourse that could help to prevent pregnancy.

Natural Cycles app is said to be a part of multiple medical products that secured IIb status, including intensive care monitoring and alarm devices, anaesthesia machines, blood pumps for heart-lung machines and blood bags.

Natural Cycles, CTO and co-founder Dr Elina Berglund said: “Women around the world are interested in exploring effective non-hormonal, non-invasive forms of contraception – and now they have a new, clinically verified and regulatory approved option to choose from.

“Our high quality clinical studies, together with the required regulatory approvals, means we can provide women everywhere with a new option for contraception. Natural Cycles allow women to better understand their bodies so they can make choices that are right for them.”

 Image: Natural Cycles is a class IIb medical device that can be  used for contraception. Photo: courtesy of Natural Cycles.