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The Best Apps for Period Tracking & Body Literacy

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So now that we’re clear on why you should care about your period even if you’re not trying to get pregnant, it’s time to well, care about your period.

Don’t worry – there’s an app for that. It’s probably no surprise that I have an entire folder of apps labeled “Periods” on my phone. But like pretty much everything in the world, not all apps are created equal. Here are the apps that I recommend for tracking your reproductive health and improving your body literacy.

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Why you need to pay attention to your period

In the year since my daughter was born I’ve noticed that not a week goes by without someone asking on a mummy Facebook group when everyone’s periods returned post-pregnancy.

While I am always happy to see women talking openly about periods, these conversations are a perfect example of how little women are taught about their own bodies and in particular their menstrual cycles.

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