Whether you use oral contraceptives, a vaginal ring, a contraceptive patch, an injection, an IUD, or an implant, you can use the Flo app to learn so much more about birth control. If you’ve just started taking a new form of contraception or want to log that you’ve stopped, then here’s how.
If you’d like your Flo app to offer you a reminder to take your birth control or log that you’ve taken it, all you need to do is select Menu (or your avatar) > Reminders > Contraception (on) > Type > Choose the type you use.
This handy option to log when you’ve taken your birth control is available for users who are 18 years or older. Some of Flo’s app functions are limited to users who are younger than 18 years old.
If you’d like to log that you’ve stopped using contraception, you can turn off the reminder for it via Menu (or your avatar) > Reminders > Contraception (off).
Alongside logging if and when you take birth control, you can also track the symptoms you experience throughout your cycle using the “+” at the bottom-left corner of the main screen. This might help you grasp what’s normal for you and may also help you raise concerns with your doctor at your next appointment.
If you use birth control pills, a patch, or a ring, your Flo app will predict the number of days between each cycle of birth control. If you use hormonal contraceptives like the IUD, your ovulation date and fertile window will still be highlighted in your app, but it will appear as a gray circle.