The health assessment tool will considerably make life easier for women by providing reliable and data-based support.
FREMONT, CA: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) impacts one in ten women of reproductive age and is a prevalent cause of anovulatory infertility cases. Since the hormonal disorder is difficult to identify, it often remains undiagnosed. With the PCOS Awareness Month looming ahead, Flo Health launched the PCOS Health Assistant, a digital self-assessment tool designed to assist women in identifying the risk of PCOS. Flo aims to drive awareness of PCOS by offering the PCOS self-assessment tool on-demand to all Flo users.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), PCOS can lead to severe health problems such as infertility, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, sleep apnea, and strokes. The Health Assistant by Flo enables women to diagnose the condition before it can worsen.
The PCOS Health Assistant comes with chatbot capability and is designed to interact with female users who have logged their periods for at least six successive months. The algorithm identifies the symptoms indicating the risk of PCOS and invites them to consult the Health Assistant based on the results. If the results show an increased risk of the condition, the assistant urges the user to visit their doctor. If the users are diagnosed with PCOS by the doctor, Flo offers follow-up information to manage the condition effectively.
Kamila Staryga, Vice President of Product at Flo, said, “PCOS is a health issue that is often undiagnosed and misunderstood. Irregularities in our cycles are absolutely clinically normal, so learning which deviations are a signal of something that needs to be verified with a doctor is truly empowering. We are proud to use technology to help nearly 1,500 women to-date, and even more in the future, self-assess their health from a PCOS perspective - and with more women’s health conditions in the future. PCOS Health Assistant is the first step in Flo’s digital self-assessment roadmap, with heavy menstrual bleeding and endometriosis coming, to provide women with more knowledge that will allow them to take better control of their health and make informed decisions to improve their quality of life.”
Safety is a priority for Flo as it prepares to establish itself as the most trusted digital source for women’s health information. It intensively uses data science and AI to deliver personalized content and services to the users. Its futuristic and innovative approach to sharing crucial knowledge enables women to make better decisions. Its data-backed interactive digital assistant helps women better control their fertility.
The insights by Flo reveal that the PCOS Health Assistant interacted with more than a quarter-million women with the indications of PCOS. Over 9,000 women visited their doctors after interacting with the PCOS Health Assistant, of which 1,500 were diagnosed with PCOS, and more than 1,400 were diagnosed with other conditions, including endometriosis, ovarian cysts, and thyroid disorders.
Flo is a leading female health app in the U.S. and has over 100 million users across the globe. It combines cutting-edge technology, scientific knowledge, and the support of the community to assist women throughout their life, empowering them to make better decisions regarding their health and wellbeing. Flo boasts over 28 million monthly active audience users and 100 million installs, evincing its vision of enhancing the health and wellbeing of women across the globe, providing them with science-backed support through their first menstruation, cycle tracking, conception, pregnancy, early motherhood, and menopause.