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Can An Algorithm Work Like A Contraceptive Pill? Natural Cycles App Proves It

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Can An Algorithm Work Like A Contraceptive Pill? Natural Cycles App Proves It
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We all are aware of the physicist who helped find the Higgs Boson, the "God Particle." This great physicist, Elina Berglund, came up with something really different this time.

Elina has developed an app which can work better than condoms as a contraceptive. This fertility app tells women when they are fertile or not.

But does it actually work? Here's the answer to all the questions bubbling in your mind. So let's have look at this discovery.

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Elina was thrilled after the Large Hadron Collider finished

Elina was thrilled after the Large Hadron Collider finished

When the 'Large Hadron Collider' completed its first run in 2012, Elina Berglund was excited, like anyone else who has worked on the project. But after that, she felt like it was time for a change.

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"It's impossible to top that," she says. "So I thought, why not try something completely different?"

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Like she said, she went completely different indeed. She wanted to stop taking a pill, as do many other women.  

It's not just a calendar monitor

It's not just a calendar monitor
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In case you are wondering, this isn't simply a calendar monitor or anything like that. Natural Cycles are based on statistical methods which estimate a woman's fertility based on variation in her daily temperature.

How temperature can find the fertility result?

How temperature can find the fertility result?
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Well, after the egg is released from the ovary, levels of the female hormone progesterone increases which cause the bodily temperature in women to rise to 0.45 degree Celcius warmer. 

The green or a red signal 

The green or a red signal 
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Just by punching into the app your daily temperature, it will compare the results with a wider data set, the app lets you know when you can have unprotected coitus (green day) and when to use contraception, such as pills (red day).

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It's clinically tested.  

It's clinically tested.  
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Natural Cycles has conducted two clinical trials, the second of which analyzed the data from more than 4,000 women aged 20-25.

It's up to 99.5% effective

It's up to 99.5% effective
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UK National Health service explained that when the app will be used all the time perfectly, only five of every 1000 women will fell pregnant each year.

Still, this rate is better than a pill.

So what comes next? Well, many more things

So what comes next? Well, many more things
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It's time to blow the side effects of pills. It's just amazing to know some of the greatest minds in science are working on new options for us.

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