Why are women in America deleting menstrual cycle apps from their phones?
Shortly after the Supreme Court overturned the Roe vs. Wade Act, many people on the Internet insisted that everyone should delete their menstrual cycle application as soon as possible. Some have even deleted them. But why?
Millions of people use menstrual trackers as an aid to knowing when they are ovulating or when their cycle is delayed. Thus they may be aware in advance of a possible pregnancy.
In a 2019 study by the Cashier Family Foundation, nearly a third of Americans said they followed their menstrual cycle with an app.
Privacy advocates warn that menstrual cycle tracking apps can be used to monitor pregnant women and present evidence that someone should be prosecuted in the event of an abortion.
If they need to use such an application necessarily, women are making sure that it does not use a server or third-party tracking.
This is not the first time that information has been suspected of selling information from these applications. In many cases, it has been observed that when a woman has a delayed cycle, advertisements for prams, clothes or any other equipment and accessories for pregnancy and for raising a baby have appeared on social networks. So if this data is sold to the business, how can it not be put to use by law and institutions?
The repeal of the Roe v. Wade Act gives American states the right to decide on abortion law themselves. More than half of them are ways to stop it.