fertility awareness

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fertility awareness

The identification of the days in a woman's menstrual cycle during ovulation when her potential for conception is highest.
Synonym: naturalfamily planning See: basal temperature chart ; cervical mucus; mittelschmerz
See also: awareness
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In participants' discussion of fertility awareness methods, comments on the risks outnumbered comments on the benefits.
The Recovery" chapter sheds light on fertility awareness methods of contraception and is particularly informative, making a strong argument that these underused contraceptive methods are available as non-hormonal alternatives and have the potential to reconnect women with the workings of their own bodies.
Jharkhand government has successfully integrated natural and modern fertility awareness methods such as SDM and Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM) of family planning into various delivery mechanisms.
Right beneath it is fertility awareness methods (also called natural family planning), where a woman determines her fertile days and abstains from sex during that time; this method has a 75-99% effectiveness.