Where do you stand on inclusiveness?
At Natural Cycles, our mission is to pioneer women's health with research and passion, by empowering every woman with the knowledge she needs to be in charge of her health. It’s an unfortunate reality that the field of women’s health has been underserved for far too long, and our team works hard each day to help change that.
At the same time, we’re also aware that all individuals who benefit from our product and research may not identify as women. We welcome anyone who needs a non-hormonal birth control option or fertility tool to join our community. It is important to note, however, that as a regulated medical device, there are certain limitations on who can use our product. We encourage you to go here for additional information on that.
We listen to all of our users’ personal needs when working to improve our product, and we’ve heard that you would like to better understand our stance on inclusivity. While we do use the terms “woman” and “women” – we are committed to being as inclusive as possible across our content. Below please find a list of things we keep in mind as we create content across all channels:
- We try to make all content gender-neutral when possible and avoid masculine and feminine pronouns ("he" or "she"). Instead, we use "you,” "they,” and the term “Cyclers” where appropriate.
- Note: We will specify gender if citing scientific studies or surveys where gender was identified by participants or researchers.
- We try to use "sex" (female/male) or body parts associated with biological sex only when we're talking or differentiating body parts or topics that are sex specific.
- i.e., male vs. female reproductive systems.
- We do use the term “women” when specifically talking about the larger area of women’s health in general.
- We do use the term “woman” or “women” when it’s tied to a specific event or topic.
- I.e., International Women’s Day, Women’s March, etc.
Natural Cycles was launched in 2013, and while we do update our content regularly, you may find situations where content is not aligned with the above. Rest assured, our team will edit it accordingly when it goes through the next review process.
This is a very fluid topic, and we love hearing your feedback. So please reach out to our support team here with any questions, concerns, or suggestions.