The Redox Podcast: Episode 33– Reproduction & Pediatrics pt 1: Dr. Elina Berglund, CEO of Natural Cycles

Posted December 9, 2020
By Niko Skievaski

Impromptu Trivia: 

What does the God particle have in common with the only FDA-cleared birth control app? 

The answer: Natural Cycles

CEO, Dr. Elina Berglund was once a part of the team that found evidence of the media-paraded God Particle, otherwise known as the Higgs Boson. Post this literal Earth-shaking discovery, Dr. Berglund and her team spent the better part of the past decade perfecting an algorithm for a contraceptive app that is 98% effective with perfect use. Beyond impressive. That app is called Natural Cycles. It is the only birth-control app ever to be cleared by the FDA. In this episode we discuss Dr Berglund’s unique journey into the tech world, the difference between tech people and physicists, and what exactly makes the Higgs Boson such a game changer. Gotta say, it’s the simplest explanation I’ve heard on the topic.

Of her ultimate goal for Natural Cycles she says:

 Our mission is to pioneer women’s health, with research and passion by empowering women, with the knowledge they need to be in charge of their health.  But then we hope to, with insights from data, help women in other aspects of women’s health as well, throughout their reproductive lifetime.

Natural Cycles is an excellent idea that’s already helping more than 1.5 million people take control of their reproductive health. I’m excited to witness this app grow and evolve. Thanks for being on the show Elina!