As part of the new “reproductive health” tracking features, Apple has added an option that allows you to track how often you have sex and whether or not you use protection. The new section in Apple’s Health app also allows you to track other aspects of your reproductive health.
The new reproductive health features were not obvious in Apple’s iOS 9 presentation at the WWDC 2015 keynote, but they were noticed in an early build of the new software that was provided to developers. Like the rest of the health tracking features, users can see their data represented on a graph or in a numerical read-out, and can choose to share the information with other apps. Apple did stress that all information in the Health app is kept private unless the user opts to share it.
The reproductive health section will also allow you to track basal body temperature, cervical mucus quality, menstruation, ovulation test results, and spotting. It’s great to see Apple including reproductive health tracking in iOS 9, since that sort of thing was previously absent and considered part of the tech industry’s “women problem.”
IOS 9 is scheduled to be released to the public in the fall, and includes performance enhancements and improvements to Siri, along with other changes. Developers have already received iOS 9, and a public beta program is set to launch in July.