My Phone, My Health App, My Data: Do Menstrual Tracking Apps Support Data Autonomy?
TimeWednesday, September 15
DescriptionThis study assessed menstrual tracking apps to evaluate their current exporting capabilities from the app to healthcare providers, partners, or others. We downloaded and reviewed menstrual tracking apps for their exporting capabilities, exporting file format types, sending medium, and whether the app required a premium upgrade to unlock exporting capabilities. Of the 58 apps reviewed, 19 apps (33%) had exporting capabilities. 7 apps required a premium subscription to unlock exporting capabilities.