Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznare
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Fertility Phone

"Is it a phone call, a text message or simply time to make love? A new mobile phone available through Japan's NTT DoCoMo Inc. (9437.T) can ring to let would-be mothers know when they reach the most fertile part of their monthly reproductive cycles.By tapping in data on menstruation dates, the user can program the phone to alert her three days before ovulation and again on the day. The company warns that the calculations are based on average cycles.

The new phone comes after Japan's fertility rate -- the average number of children a woman bears in her lifetime -- fell to an all-time low of 1.25 in 2005, sparking worries about a shrinking population." By Reuters, Yahoo News Link to Article (last visited 10-30-06 NVS)

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