We are thrilled to announce the new Lite version of the iCycleBeads app for iOS devices! This free app is similar to the complete version of iCycleBeads in that you can effectively plan or prevent pregnancy just by tracking your period! It doesn't have all the bells and whistles of the full version, but it does give you the information you need. We think everyone in the world should have the opportunity to test this family planning method out and see if it's right for them. Try it out and let us know what you think!
Check out our new video which shows how to use the CycleBeads® smartphone app to prevent pregnancy, plan a pregnancy, or just to track your period. The app is extremely easy to use so the video only takes 2 minutes. CycleBeads is available on Apple and Android.
For more detailed information about CycleBeads smartphone apps, click here.
Register for this Introductory CycleBeads Training for health providers on Tuesday, May 6th. This will be the last training session specifically on this family planning method for Spring 2014. Stay tuned for upcoming educational webinars and activities on other topics in the next couple of months as part of the CT EduSeries!
Cycle Technologies is introducing a new educational series for health providers. This series is intended to help health professionals offer a full range of contraceptive options that include effective fertility awareness-based methods. Specifically, these educational sessions will focus on simple natural birth control methods such as CycleBeads, which can be offered by health providers in a regular professional setting.
The series includes webinars with health experts, customized virtual trainings for health clinics, on-site trainings in the DC metro area, and live trainings at the Cycle Technologies offices in Washington, DC.
Leslie Heyer, founder of Cycle Technologies spoke at the recent DevTech – Innovative Solutions for Poverty Alleviation event at the Embassy of Sweden in Washington, DC on April 9th 2014.
Heyer presented to a group of global thought leaders discussing solutions to decrease poverty with cost efficient, impactful solutions. Click here to view a clip of the discussion.
When I decided to try CycleBeads, I was really nervous. I was just starting grad school and my husband was just finishing. We were both students and getting pregnant would have been a nightmare.
I know a lot of women in my situation would have said that I should use an IUD or the pill, but I've tried both and it did not go well. With the IUD I had terrible cramping and bled. With the pill, I was sick ALL THE TIME. Seriously - every minute of the day. It felt like an impossible situation.
Please join us for a live CycleBeads Webinar: Introductory Training for Healthcare Providers on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m. PT. Register now!
This is a one-hour webinar designed for healthcare professionals who are interested in finding out about CycleBeads and the Standard Days Method (a fertility awareness-based method) and how to offer it to patients. . . . .
On Minnesota Public Radio recently, experts from the Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) at Georgetown University, and the Guttmacher Institute discussed the state of birth control in the U.S. IRH did a great job of outlining their top 5 takeaways from the discussion on their blog.
The takeaways include...