Eve by Glow

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Eve by Glow is available for free on the Apple App Store and is created for period tracking and open discussion about women’s health and sex lives. By providing daily facts, quizzes, and period tracking, it is fun to scroll through information in short amounts. If you tap on the “Community” icon, you can scroll through open forums regarding top discussions, new posts, love and sex, birth control, health and lifestyle topics, “period talk,” and “sexplanations,” which is a tab to ask questions regarding sex and pregnancy. You can also sign up for alerts regarding posts you’ve made and commented on. You can also complete a health profile regarding your personal information regarding period length and birth control usage, which, though useful to gather more information regarding your body, is not necessary to use the app. In my opinion, it is a very good app to express concerns and questions regarding love, sex, and feminine health in an open environment

Life by Lovetap LLC

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Though the app itself is free, upgrades come at a low cost. Now I know a lot of people don’t jump to these apps because of the cost, but there’s a perk: even the free app doesn’t have ads. This app also doesn’t share your personal health information (period cycle, etc.) with anyone, which for some people is very comforting. By purchasing the premium version of the app (which is a total of $3.99 before tax), you will have access to features such as tracking ovulation/fertility, reminding you to take or switch your birth control, and tracking pregnancy. If you download the free app, it will track your period by averaging the cycle using the past 3, 6, or 12 months depending on your preference, and inform you of your expected date of ovulation depending on where you are in your cycle. Overall, the app itself is decent, but seems more geared towards family planning than prevention.

Glow (Ovulation, Fertility, and Period Tracker) by Glow

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This app is geared towards any and all people. With a five star rating in the app store, if you are trying to avoid pregnancy, conceive, or regulate your fertility treatments, this app will be of use. For male users, you will take a different route to regulate health using the app. The app will use your information to track your life through sexual, mental, and physical activity and results. Not only will it track your information, but it will also provide you with statistics from sources such as the Guttmacher Institute and other wellness-based companies. Once again, this app by Glow has a place for community discussion on topics relating to health, periods, sex and relationships, and teen relationships. Many of the discussions seem to be the same or similar to those in Eve, but if you are looking for a more specific source of information regarding pregnancy and prevention, or happen to be male, this app may be a better source for you.