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A 35-year-old member asked:

How effective are natural family planning methods?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Not Very: Unfortunately natural family planning in spite of best intentions and efforts will often fail and does not approach the effectiveness of birth control pills and other contraceptives.
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Dr. Vivian Lugo-Eschenwald
Specializes in Family Medicine
Effectiveness of methods is different and depends on the user of the method learning it properly and using it as instructed. Creighton Model System is 98.6% effective in preventing pregnancy.
Oct 30, 2021

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A 35-year-old member asked:

How is natural family planning used?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
It's tricky: Some people use basal body temperature charts, ovulation predictor kits, etc. Honestly, it is one of the least effective birth control options and unplanned pregnancies occur frequently.
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A member asked:

What are common family planning method?

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Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Several options: Common and the most effective forms of birth control include intrauterine devices, birth control pills, the depot provera shot, the Nexplanon implant, and male condoms - not necessarily in that order. Female condoms have some followers. Condoms add the benefit of minimizing the risk of sexually transmitted diseases.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

How do you do natural family planning?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Hope: Natural family planning involves the use of studying the women's cycle and hoping that intercourse during the least fertile times might not induce pregnancy . This is a triumph of hope over expectations as it will inevitably fail over time. If pregnancy is not your wish at this time, consider other options.
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Can you please help me regarding the conceptual effect of natural family planning?
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