US activists promote anti-birth control app in Nigeria’s ‘most vulnerable’ areas

The Femm app has received Catholic church backing but experts say its unreliable as birth control and does not help the vulnerable US campaigners who oppose the birth control pill have promoted a menstruation tracking app in the most vulnerable communities in rural Nigeria with the backing of the Catholic church, the Guardian has learned. Prominent anti-abortion campaigners in New York developed and funded the emm app, which collects intimate information about womens sex lives and sows doubt about hormonal birth control methods. The app has been downloaded more than 400,000 times globally, according to its developers, and appears to be the first ideologically aligned fertility tracking app. But leaders of the organization are also promoting the app and teaching …