February Research Updates: Fertility Apps: Concerns and Opportunities

Rebecca Simmons, PhD MPH


At the conclusion of this activity participants can expect to:

  1. Understand the existing evidence landscape of fertility technology and emerging research.
  2. Compare and contrast aspects of different fertility apps that could be included in patient education and decision-making.


Dr. Simmons is a PhD faculty member in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Utah. Her background is in developing, implementing and evaluating sexual and reproductive health programs in domestic and international settings. Dr. Simmons is passionate about improving comprehensive contraceptive access, including knowledge about and access to fertility awareness-based methods.
Her previous work has included an efficacy trial for an app-based method of contraception, and assessments of fertility awareness-based method knowledge among women and healthcare providers, amongst other things.

RRM Research Updates is held monthly for healthcare professionals as part of IIRRM's Educational Webinar Series. Presentations aim to improve the clinician's foundational knowledge as well as highlight and encourage research and new methods in the area of Restorative Reproductive Medicine. These sessions should enhance the efficiency, effectiveness and quality of healthcare delivery, and in turn lead to improved patient outcomes.
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