After digital birth control launched a feature called partner mode, 88 percent of users reported having open conversations about their fertility journey with their partner. Learn about the impacts of this feature with this recap of a poster that was featured at the 2023 ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting.
According to a poster that was presented at the 2023 ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-cleared digital birth control app available for women now offers a partner mode that was launched in July 2022, in which the user can share information with their partner.
The app uses an algorithm to calculate a woman’s daily fertility status based on the basal body temperature that they input into the app.
Any active user of the app was informed about the partner mode feature. This gives the couple the potential to take greater control of their reproductive health through informed contraceptive choices.
But to better understand this new feature’s impact, research on the partner mode of the app was conducted using metrics and feedback. The data showed:
- 13,000 partners were active in the app each month
- 55 percent of partners opted in to push notifications
- 85 percent of users reported liking the partner mode feature
- 99 percent of users said they would continue to use partner mode
- 88 percent reported open conversations about their cycle and fertility journey with their partner
Overall, the research established that partner mode was well received by the users and their partners. The feature allows the partner to better understand female reproductive health and their role in helping to prevent pregnancy. Partners also found valuable information in knowing where the user was in their cycle, daily fertility status, and period predictions.