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CycleBeads Now Offered in Birth Control Kits Cycle Technologies announced that CycleBeads® are now available in a number of birth control kits showing women their full range of family planning options. Birth control kits include a wide range of contraceptives and can be used by health professionals to show their patients all of the contraceptives options in one place. Birth control kits typically include samples of condoms, hormonal methods, IUDs, emergency contraception, as well as the natural family planning tool CycleBeads. “It is important that healthcare providers offer their patients a full range of birth control options, including natural ones. We think it’s great that CycleBeads are included in the method mix offered by so many providers. It’s important that people learn about a safe, effective natural family planning option as well as hormonal and barrier options,” says Leslie Heyer, President of Cycle Technologies. Birth control kits can also be used to give patients demonstrations of how the different tools work and help providers engage their clients. “Birth control kits help us start a conversation. I can’t tell you how many patients have asked me about their fertile days or want to know ‘When do you ovulate?’ when I show them CycleBeads. And many patients are very willing to talk about sexually transmitted infections when we show them the condom demonstrations,” says Kyle Meerkins, Patient Education Coordinator at Family Tree Clinic in St. Paul, Minnesota. Some health providers choose to make their own custom kits, but there are also commercially available birth control kits that have been specially designed to meet health providers’ needs including: 

The Birth Control Training Kit from Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington (PPMW) is designed so that a health provider can tailor her conversation to the age and comfort level of her client. It also offers an interactive “hand-on” learning experience. In addition to CycleBeads, this kit include samples or illustrated representations of birth control pills, injectables, the patch, emergency contraception, IUDs, condoms and other educational materials to provide medically accurate information on the correct usage of these methods.

Safer Sex and Contraceptive Education Kits from the Total Access Group also provide informational tools used for demonstrative purposes as well. This company has a few different kits depending on the exact needs of the provider.


No matter which option a healthcare provider chooses, offering her patients a full range of family planning options helps ensure that her patients choose the best birth control method for them. About the Company: Cycle Technologies’ mission is to bring to market products that help people live healthier lives. Cycle Technologies is the manufacturer and distributor of CycleBeads®, CycleBeads® Online, and CycleBeads™ smartphone apps, patented tools based on the Standard Days Method® of family planning. These products provide women with easy to use information that allows them to plan or prevent pregnancy naturally. As a fertility awareness-based family planning option, CycleBeads educates women about their cycles and helps them manage their fertility without chemicals or hormones. It fulfills an unmet need for a natural family planning method that is easy to use, inexpensive, side effect-free, and highly effective. Women all over the world use these simple tools to help them understand their cycles and easily identify the days when pregnancy is possible. For more information, please visit http://www.cyclebeads.com/.


August 2013 pr cyclebeads