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Apple is finally addressing a popular feature request with the iOS 9 upgrade to HealthKit and the built-in Health app on iPhones. Users will be able to log reproductive health data with the app including menstruation data. The update will also support tracking water intake, time spent not moving, and more metrics.

The lack of female-specific health tracking features has been a huge source of criticism for the company since it introduced Health last year. The App Store has a host of third party software for tracking reproductive health, making Apple’s initial omission a bit embarrassing as people point to the mostly male leadership. The new features will be available later this fall with the free update for iPhone users.

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