Natural family planning

Natural family planning


What is natural family planning?

Natural family planning is a method that teaches you when you can have sex without contraception with a reduced risk of getting pregnant.


How it works

It works by plotting the times of the month (menstrual cycle) when you’re fertile and when you’re not.

You learn how to record fertility signals; such as your body temperature and fluids in your cervix; to identify when it’s safer to have sex. This method is more effective when more than one fertility signal is monitored.


Learning how to do it

You can’t learn natural family planning from a book.

It has to be learned from a specialist teacher. To find a natural family planning teacher; ask your doctor or contact the Family Planning Association.

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