Apple promised an expansive health app, so why can’t I track menstruation?

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Apple’s HealthKit can help you keep track your blood alcohol content. If you’re still growing, it’ll track your height. And if you have an inhaler, it’ll help you track how often you use it. You can even use it to input your sodium intake, because “with Health, you can monitor all of your metrics that you’re most interested in,” said Apple Software executive Craig Federighi back in June. And yet, of all the crazy stuff you can do with the Health app, Apple somehow managed to omit a woman’s menstrual cycle.

In short, if you’re a human who menstruates and owns an iPhone, you’re shit out of luck.

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