Wishing you Happy Holidays!
GBCHealth recognized Cycle Technologies as a top finalist in its 2014 Business Action on Health Awards. The company's Solutions for Unmet Need in Family Planning (SUN-FP) program was commended for its impact on global health. Cycle Technologies was honored along with Accenture and Unilever in the Partnership category. Read the full press release here.
Cycle Technologies founder Leslie Heyer receives the award from Global Health Council and Global Business Council Leaders.
We are excited to attend the Global Health Leadership Symposium and Awards Ceremony in Washington DC, on December 10, 2014.
As part of the event, Cycle Technologies and other private sector companies will be recognized for our innovative approaches and impact on global health. Cycle Technologies is a finalist in the Global Business Partnership category for our work with the Institute for Reproductive Health under the Solutions for Unmet Need in Family Planning (SUN-FP) program. The SUN-FP program has given millions of women access to simple, effective fertility awareness-based family planning options.
Cycle Technologies' founder, Leslie Heyer will also be speaking as part of a panel on Strengthening Community Investment through Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships.
Fingers crossed for the award! Register for the event here.
In the latest CT EduSeries webinar, Dr. Mary Lee Barron shared her research and findings on how sleep affects a woman's menstrual cycle. Dr. Barron's research shows that:
Listen to the recorded webinar here to find out more about these facts and how to get a good night's sleep!
The CycleBeads Android app is undergoing testing by researchers at the Institute for Reproductive Health for use in Kenya and other developing countries.
As the use of mobile phones increases, there is a great opportunity to reach people with this effective family planning option. But it's not as easy as just making the app available and expecting women to download it.
Ongoing testing is helping us refine the CycleBeads app and figure out how to make it more useful to women everywhere. For more information on this project, check out our recent press release: Innovative Family Planning Option Tested in Developing World.
Happy Halloween! We thought it would be great to share with you the most frightening tales of actual TRUE contraceptive news reports to get you in the spirit. We have it all - from an IUD gun invention for use by non-medically trained staff to real stories of forced contraception in China. We even have a mom telling her daughter to insert a potato in her nether regions to prevent pregnancy. OUCH! Find out what happens when it stays in her uterus for two weeks!
We hope you stay safe and well informed. Not just about your contraceptive options, but about everything -- that will lead you to a happier and healthier life.
CycleBeads mobile and digital tools are described as an "innovation in contraception" by USAID in a recent article "Five Promising Innovations in Contraception".
We couldn't agree more. Giving women real choices when it comes to their ability to prevent pregnancy and putting tools directly into their hands is having a huge impact on unplanned pregnancies.
Read the Cycle Technologies press release here.
Cycle Technologies has added a TwoDay Method presentation to its EduSeries videos. Learn about this very effective, simple natural family planning method in a 20-minute recorded presentation. In this episode, Ann Mullen, Director of Health Education, interviews Jeannette Cachan, an expert on the TwoDay Method.
Discussion topics include: What is the Two Day Method? How does it work? How effective is this method? What is the basis of this methodology?
Stay tuned for a live Q&A on the method to be announced later in October.
When we lauched CycleBeads in 2002, having a website was considered cutting edge. Only 9% of the global population was online. We loved our website! But oh how times have changed...
Today 40% of the world's population has internet access. And the CycleBeads.com website isn't just an informational resource - its our brand image. Even cooler, it's the product itself (hello CycleBeads Online)!
The latest update to our homepage represents the evolution of the CycleBeads' brand and the global impact this product is having. We hope you love it as much as we do!
Check out the screen shots below...