Friday, July 16, 2004

Natural Family Planning (NFP)

The best way to understand CycleBeads, a fertility awareness birth control method that is part of the Natural Family Planning (NFP) group, is to look at it in the context of all the other NFP methods.

I don't have time at the moment to review each method, but here's a list of all the NFP methods. I'll add more information as time permits. [ETA: Natural Family Planning II, and III.]

1. CONTINUOUS ABSTINENCE

2. OUTERCOURSE

3. COITAL TECHNIQUE

Coitus Interruptus (Withdrawal)
Coitus Reservatus
Coitus Obstructus


4. FERTILITY AWARENESS METHODS (FAM)

a) Calendar Method

Rhythm (Ogino-Knaus)
Standard Days Method (SDM)
CycleBeads




b) Basal Body Temperature (BBT) Method

(Bioself 110/Mini-Sofia, LadyComp/BabyComp, Cyclotest-2)


c) Ovulation Method

Billings Method (Cervical Mucus)
Creighton Model
TwoDay Method


d) Cervical Changes Method

e) Sympto-Thermal Method

f) Personal Hormone Monitoring Method
Persona


5. LACTATIONAL AMENORRHEA (Breastfeeding)

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1 Comments:

At 6:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks.

Lynn Gazis-Sax

 

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