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How is natural family planning used?

How is natural family planning used?

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. ...Read more

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What exactly is natural family planning?

What exactly is natural family planning?

Avoid ovulation: If you have regular, consistently predictable cycles, you can calculate your time of the cycle when an egg is released. You then avoid intercouse starting a few day before egg release to a few days after egg release. ...Read more

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If a woman has regular periods, is natural family planning effective?

If a woman has regular periods, is natural family planning effective?

More appropriate: Natural family planning works best in women with regular cycles because they can more easily determine certain signs of fertility although it also depends on if they know the correct ways of determining when they are fertile. ...Read more

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How do you do natural family planning?

How do you do natural family planning?

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. ...Read more

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How effective are natural family planning methods?

How effective are natural family planning methods?

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. ...Read more

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I'd like to stop taking the bc pill but don't want anymore children. Does natural family planning work? How would i begin?

I'd like to stop taking the bc pill but don't want anymore children. Does natural family planning work? How would i begin?

family planning: Yes family planning can work but nothing is 100 percent fail proof. Google natural family planning and find web site that suits you. Webmd is good. Also have you considered an iud as this would not necessitate bc pills. ...Read more

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How effective is the natural family planning method for contraception?

How effective is the natural family planning method for contraception?

Depends: It really depends on how regular your cycles are and how good you are at cycle counting. This method can work, but unfortunately often times does not because women sorta expect that their bodies/ovaries work like clockwork and in all honesty they don't typically do that year after year. This method really doesn't work well in teens and women closer to the age of perimenopause. Best rate 80%. ...Read more

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What are some advantages of the natural family planning method of birth control?

What are some advantages of the natural family planning method of birth control?

Cheapest: Well you don't have to spend any money on it whatsoever and that makes it the cheapest form of birth control. It can work well provided you have very regular, predictable cycles and that you are compliant with abstinence during your peak fertility times. ...Read more

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What are some disadvantages of the natural family planning method of birth control?

What are some disadvantages of the natural family planning method of birth control?

Tricky: Natural family planning is not the most reliable form of contraception. Honestly, it is one of the least effective forms of birth control. Strict attention to when your body is ovulating is key and this can take a lot of time and body awareness. Even then, ovulated eggs can survive for days in the female genital tract, as can sperm/semen. ...Read more

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When should I avoid sexual intercourse when I am using the natural family planning method?

When should I avoid sexual intercourse when I am using the natural family planning method?

Around midcycle: Get an average of your cycle length over 6 months. The day your period starts is day 1. You can calculate when you ovulate by subtracting 14 from your cycle length. If you have a 28 day cycle, you will ovulate on day 14. If you have a 30 day cycle, you will ovulate on day 16. Avoid intercourse starting 4 days before ovulation to four days after ovulation. ...Read more

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Isnt natural family planning just another method of birth control for those who say they are "against" birth control?

Isnt natural family planning just another method of birth control for those who say they are "against" birth control?

Depends who u ask: The answer has more to do with your religious and political beliefs than science or medicine. Technically, not having sex until you are married is a form of birth control, yet some people are against premarital sex and birth control. Go figure. ...Read more

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I practice natural family planning and always have fertile CM mid cycle. I had it mid cycle and am having it again 3 days before my expected period.

I practice natural family planning and always have fertile CM mid cycle.  I had it mid cycle and am having it again 3 days before my expected period.

Fraternal twins?: The release of more than one egg(ovum) can certainly make natural family planning a challenge. Perhaps condom use if you want to refrain from pregnancy right now. If you want to be pregnant, it may be a 2 for 1. ...Read more

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Do natural family planning places sell birth control pills?

Do natural family planning places sell birth control pills?

Probably not: There really is nothing "natural" about the suppression of birth control pills. I suppose this depends on the clinic philosophy. ...Read more

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Does medicaid pay for family planning services?

Does medicaid pay for family planning services?

Medicaid: Medicaid will pay for birth contro pills , iuds, implanon, shots, and when you are ready, sterilization for women. ...Read more

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What are the negative effect of family planning pills?

What are the negative effect of family planning pills?

Manifold: However, it is safer to be on the bcp than be pregnant when you list the risks of both. Some of which are blood clots in your legs, strokes, high blood pressure etc. ...Read more

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What are side effects of loop as family planning method

What are side effects of loop as family planning method

Which type: Lippe's loop? Which type ?, all are effective contraceptive devices, in small percentage will have complications , like infections, bleeding , perforation of uterus etc , safe under medical supervision , speak to your gyn doctor. ...Read more