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Cycle Technologies Announces New Article Addressing Reasons Why Many Women in the
U.S. Are Not Using Contraception

Cycle Technologies announced a new article on the CycleBeads Blog which reviews reasons
many women in the U.S. are not using contraception for preventing pregnancy despite the fact
that they do not want to get pregnant. Even though most sexually-active women in the United
States have used contraception, there are still more than 3 million unplanned pregnancies each
year. According to the most recent National Health Statistics Report, most unplanned
pregnancies occur to women who are either not using contraception or are using it inconsistently.
The article outlines the top reasons women cite most often for not using family planning and how
the natural family planning option CycleBeads(R) can address the situation. The reasons women
give for not using contraception despite not wanting to get pregnant include:
"Did not think you could get pregnant."
"Worried about side effects of birth control."
"Not expecting to have intercourse."
Studies show that most women do not know when they can get pregnant. Most women can't
answer simple questions such as "When are fertile days?" and "When will I be fertile?"
CycleBeads tools help a woman see clearly and easily when pregnancy is possible during her
cycle. The technology can also help women determine whether or not their cycles are irregular.
Based on a natural family planning method called the Standard Days Method(R), CycleBeads
tools enable a woman to prevent pregnancy simply by understanding which days she is
potentially fertile. As a fertility awareness-based family planning method, it does not have side-
effects. Most women who choose this natural birth control option, say that their main reason for
choosing it is that it is "safe" and "causes no side-effects."
"For those women who say that they `did not expect to have intercourse', taking birth control
daily can seem unnecessary. They may not be willing to put up with the side effects or cost of
hormonal contraception given that they are not expecting to have intercourse. Additionally, they
may not be prepared with a back-up method such as a condom," says Ann Mullen, Director of
Client Services at Cycle Technologies. "CycleBeads can help in that they do not require a daily
action. A woman simply tracks the first day of her period each cycle, and then can check on any
given day as needed to see if she is on a day when pregnancy is possible. CycleBeads tools can
help her plan for her fertile days so she is prepared `just in case'."
95% of the 3.2 million unintended pregnancies which occur each year in the U.S. are due to
women using contraception inconsistently or not at all. More statistics are shown on the blog
which can be found here: http://www.cyclebeads.com/blog/815/why-arent-all-women-using-
contraception?-.

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(R), CycleBeads(R) Online,
and iCycleBeadsTM smartphone apps, patented tools based on the Standard Days Method(R) 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.
For more information, please visit http://www.cyclebeads.com/.