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 pregnancy

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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

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Natural Family Planning

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