cycle - mentoring
"start living with your cycle"
cycleduc® contributes to women and girls living a self-determined life. We want the knowledge about the female body to be accessible for women worldwide. Any woman should have a chance to gain knowledge about the individual biological processes in her body, particularly about her monthly cycle.
Since the women have to be active, their perception of their cycle will be sharpened. As a consequence the complex relationship between menstruation and fertiity can be memorized acutely. It is a fact that despite access to highly developed methods of family planning, even girls and women in the western world often lack informed knowledge regarding their cycle.
Using cycleduc® particularly underprivileged women worldwide can develop their personal cycle image by daily documentation. Doing so does not depend on their level of education, standard of living, culture or country and is done without violating any taboos. This supports their ability to live their lives more freely and independently than they usually could in their possibly precarious situation. Even in 2020 this cannot automatically be taken for granted everywhere.
At cycleduc® we have developed a simple tool that works independently of the digital world and includes all women and girls, illiterate or not. This is precisely why our knowledge transfer involves active participation, giving women more sustainable access to the complex relationship of menstruation and fertility.
It consists of a piece of cloth and threads in three colours and is produced zero waste. The manual consists of pictograms and and is therefore also suitable for illiterate women. An individual cycle image is developed, becoming more and more precise over time by depicting the complete range of cycle variations.
cycleduc® is living education for women: worldwide, in developing countries, for young girls at the beginning of their puberty, for migrants and illiterate women.
We have developed a simple and efficient tool to individually determine fertile and infertile days, as well as to better plan for the coming menstruation.
For 90 years the research results of Knaus and Ogino in the medical field of gynecological endocrinology have been standard knowledge.
cycleduc® makes transparent the Knaus-Ogino method, as we map the complete cycle bandwidth and eliminate average calculations. Fertility forecasts are becoming more accurate.
The analogue data collection is carried out by a piece of cloth, needle and thread in three colours. Every day a cross is stitched developing into an individual cycle image.
Benefits include daily engagement with your own body, control of data and protection against digital data leaks.
Scientific findings on cycle and fertility are compiled in a comprehensible and illustrative way. We also want to include facts and figures from all relevant areas of epidemiology.
The findings in this section have been published in journals and medical literature.
Reproductive health as a human right
Since the 1974 UN World Population Conference the qualitative and quantitative improvement of reproductive health care and reproductive rights, including family planning and the empowerment of women in their legal, economic, and social position, have been part of UN human rights. The UN population policy agenda includes access to sex education, contraception, and family planning.
cycleduc® is a word combination consisting of [engl. cycle and lat. educere]