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“My Period-Tracking App Helps Me Manage My ADHD. What Do I Do Post-Roe?”

the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the Internet exploded with tips and strategies for surviving in a post-Roe world, from where to get plan C (abortion) pills to urgent calls to delete period-tracking apps.

The concern with the latter, it seems, is that the data could be lodged against users in states where abortion is illegal or severely restricted.I have ADHD, and I’ve been using a period-tracking app for a long, long time. The ability to digitally track my period has been nothing short of life-changing. It has meant tracking – and managing – my ADHD symptoms, too.I know, for example, that I’m going to have a particularly bad brain day about six days before my period.

I also know that I’m going to be particularly impulsive around ovulation. This data, and a lot more, is vital to me and informs how I plan my days and manage all aspects of my life – no exaggeration.[Special Report: Roe v. Wade Ruling May Disproportionately Impact Girls with ADHD]So I simply cannot afford to delete my period-tracking app.I know what you’re thinking: Can’t you just track all of this on paper?I can’t.

I’ve tried pen-and-paper methods countless times, and I’ve failed miserably. I’d feel awful and scold myself every time I forgot to write something down. (“It’s not that hard! It only takes two seconds,” I’d tell myself).

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