Back in my college days, I was a volunteer at GHAP, Columbia University’s queer health program — and, more specifically, the wing of the student health center that was responsible for providing HIV testing and education. As part of my volunteer work, I provided counseling to students prior to their HIV tests, chatting with them about their sexual histories and identities, their behaviors and choices, and potential strategies for risk reduction.
The counseling I did was part of New York state’s legal requirements for HIV testing, which mandate counseling prior to receiving the test. But it was also representative of…
Dr. Sumbul Desai, vice president of health at Apple, was met with cheers on Monday during the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference when she announced the tech giant had created a service specifically for monitoring menstrual cycles.
“This one is for you,” Desai said, addressing the women in the crowd. “Cycle Tracking.”
“Knowing more about your menstrual cycle gives you a window into your health, from simply ensuring you’re prepared to understanding your personal patterns and regularities,” she added.
For now, the service is available only to developers, but it’s scheduled for a full consumer release with watchOS 6 this fall…
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