Cycle Technologies Announces New Informational Brochure for CycleBeads Natural Family Planning Tools

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Cycle Technologies introduced a new informational brochure which helps women determine if CycleBeads is a good family planning option for them.

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Cycle Technologies introduced a new informational brochure which helps women determine if CycleBeads is a good family planning option for them. In addition to explaining how this fertility awareness-based family planning method works, the brochure outlines the effectiveness of the method compared to other methods, clearly outlines who can use this method and who cannot, and describes all of the CycleBeads tools available. It also features a check list which helps a woman determine if this simple natural family planning method is the right choice for her.

As described in the brochure, this natural birth control method requires that a woman tracks her period start date each cycle. The method identifies days 8 through 19 as days when pregnancy is possible if a woman has cycles that are between 26 and 32 days long. If a woman wants to avoid pregnancy, days 8 through 19 of her cycle are the days when she should avoid having unprotected intercourse. If a woman wants to achieve pregnancy, these are the days that she and her partner should target.

The family planning method on which the patented CycleBeads tools are based is over 95% effective at preventing pregnancy in perfect use. Extensive research has found that when using this method with the CycleBeads tools, it is almost as effective as the pill (88% vs. 91%) at preventing pregnancy and more effective than most other commonly used family planning methods (e.g., condoms, diaphragms, etc.).

The one medical requirement for using CycleBeads is that a woman should have cycles that are in the 26-32 day range. Most women do, however if a woman has cycles that are irregular or which are often longer or shorter than this range, then this family planning method may not be a good choice for her. Additionally there are other factors which a woman and her health provider should consider when choosing this method. For instance, if a woman does not want to become pregnant, she needs to be sure that she and her partner can avoid unprotected intercourse during her fertile days. Additionally, if she is at risk for sexually transmitted infections, she will be want to use a condom whether she uses this method or another contraceptive option.

The brochure highlights three CycleBeads tools that can help a woman to use this family planning method:

1)    CycleBeads – a color-coded string of beads
2)    CycleBeads Online – a web service which enables a woman to use this method through a private online account
3)    iCycleBeads Mobile Apps – smartphone apps for Apple and Android devices

The brochures are distributed through the more than 500 health clinics and retailers in the U.S. who offer CycleBeads to their patients and customers. Cycle Technologies also sends sample brochures to any interested provider or retailer upon request. A full image of the brochure can be found on the CycleBeads blog.

For more information about CycleBeads suite of tools, or to receive a sample brochure for an office or clinic, please call Cycle Technologies at 202-237-0662 or email providers(at)cyclebeads(dot)com.

About the Company:

Cycle Technologies’ mission is to bring to market products that help people live healthier lives. Cycle Technologies is the manufacturer and distributor of CycleBeads®, CycleBeads® Online, and iCycleBeads™ smartphone apps, patented tools based on the Standard Days Method® of family planning. These products provide women with easy to use information that allows them to plan or prevent pregnancy naturally. As a fertility awareness-based family planning option, CycleBeads educates women about their cycles and helps them manage their fertility without chemicals or hormones. It fulfills an unmet need for a natural family planning method that is easy to use, inexpensive, side effect-free, and highly effective. Women all over the world use these simple tools to help them understand their cycles and easily identify the days when pregnancy is possible.

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