In case you missed it, early results from the Dot contraceptive efficacy study (#dotstudy) indicate that the Dot Fertility App is highly effective at preventing pregnancy.
After data crunching, deep analysis, and extensive user follow-up by outside researchers investigating Dot's effectiveness at preventing pregnancy, early results show that the Dot Fertility App is highly effective. The results are published in the journal, Contraception, and include Dot's efficacy rates over the first six cycles of the study.
In these early results, Dot’s typical use failure rate was 3.5% for women 18-39. No pregnancies occurred in cycles where users reported using the app correctly – either using a condom or avoiding sex on days Dot identified as “high risk”.
The Dot Contraceptive Efficacy Study is the first real-world efficacy study on a fertility app that adheres to established contraceptive efficacy study guidelines. Researchers from the Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University (with support from USAID) recruited +700 U.S. women from diverse backgrounds who willingly consented to participate in the Dot Study. Participants were screened to ensure that they were at risk for pregnancy and tracked for 13 cycles. Final results from the full study are expected to be available in early 2019.