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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The Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) [13] is "based on observing and interpreting scientifically proven signs of fertility to prevent or achieve pregnancy and monitor your reproductive health.
Also known as natural family planning or periodic abstinence, fertility awareness entails not having sexual intercourse on the days of a woman's menstrual cycle when she could become pregnant or using a barrier method of birth control on those days.
So I took the precautions I then thought necessary and used contraceptives--not realizing that I ran an even greater risk of pregnancy with those technological tools than if I had then known fertility awareness.
DUBLIN, IRELAND -- The natural family planning technique known as fertility awareness monitoring can be turned around and used with great benefit in infertile couples, Dr.
Requires a woman to only track the first day of her period in order to use; other fertility awareness methods require daily analysis of fertility symptoms.
Former physiotherapist Juliet trained as a fertility awareness practitioner and runs advice and treatment service Fertility Focus.
5% in 2014, according to data for National Fertility Awareness Week.
She did it as part of National Fertility Awareness Week.
The top IVF doctor is heading up the Fertility Awareness Week celebrations at the infirmary and Calderdale Royal which start on Monday and will see a team of experts operate a special question and answer service.
Natural fertility awareness methods such as Standard Days Method (SDM) have proven to be effective.
We need courses for couples in natural family planning--fertility awareness--because fertility awareness conforms to the natural law and the truth of the person, and it demands from husband and wife, as John Paul II says, "a definite Family and procreative attitude.