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Natural Family Planning

How it works

  • The fertile and infertile times in the month are identified 

  • The user identifies various indicators for the fertile times

  • The user has sex during the non-fertile times to prevent pregancy

 

Advantages

  • Up to 99% effective (with perfect use) i.e. less than 1 in 100 women using this method will get pregnant in a year. With typical use, it is only about 76% effective i.e. 24 in 100 women using this method get pregnant

  • No physical side effects

  • Can be used to plan pregnancy 

  • Can give you a greater awareness of your body

 

Disadvantages

  • It takes 3-6 menstrual cycles to learn effectively

  • Daily records must be kept

  • Need to avoid sex or use a condom during fertile times of the cycle