UK police requesting data from women's menstruation apps

10/11/2023 | Glamour

UK police forces are reportedly conducting drug tests on women and requesting data from menstrual tracking apps in cases of unexplained pregnancy losses. According to an investigation by Tortoise, police have requested the use of mass spectrometry tests, which can detect the presence of abortion drugs such as mifepristone and misoprostol in the urine, blood, and placenta of women under investigation. In addition, reports suggest that police have also asked for "data related to menstruation tracking applications" as part of their investigations. These requests are believed to have been made for at least three years and have been criticised by medical professionals as "chilling and deeply intrusive".

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