Natural Family Planning, not the “rhythm method,” has devices and apps to track your fertility, which is part of your general health and wellness. (Things they don’t teach in school, not even necessarily med school, as I’m learning.) This article explains:
The company behind the Kindara app, which charts a woman’s fertility signs right on her phone and connects her with specialist support, has come out with an innovative thermometer.
Cheekily called Wink, the thermometer is linked wirelessly with the app in her cellphone and acts as an alarm clock – since taking basal temperature at the same time each morning is integral to most fertility-monitoring methods.
Temperature taking can be inaccurate, and there are effective methods without it, but in any case, it’s good to see any form of NFP providing this kind of convenience. Advocates for things like NFP, and I suppose I am one, need to remember that the charting thing can be a pain in the you-know-where for some people, so pretending it is always Fun! and Easy! (see stock photo) is unwise, to put it mildly.