Theres a dark side to womens health apps: Menstrual surveillance

Employers and health insurers are using family-planning apps to gather intimate information about your fertility, menstrual cycle and pregnancy Sign up for the Sign up for the Week in Patriarchy, a newsletter on feminism and sexism sent every Saturday The rise of menstrual surveillance: why digital privacy is a feminist issue Your vagina has been digitized. So have your ovaries. So has your period. Over the last few years, there has been an femtech, digital tools and services centered around womens health. There are positive aspects to this, but theres also a dark side, including the rise of what has been called menstrual surveillance. Corporations are increasingly aware that female bodies are temples of lucrative information, and are exploiting this …