fertility awareness


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Wikipedia.

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
References in periodicals archive ?
While the Church teaches that one must have serious motives for limiting one's family and avoiding pregnancy, the Church has never taught that one must have serious motives to practice fertility awareness, self-mastery, communication between spouses and prayerful discernment about the couple's call to family life based on the needs of the couple and family and their duties towards each other, to their family, the Church and society.
Mr DeBono, who started the Trust's highly-rated assisted conception unit 19 years ago, said: "The aim of Fertility Awareness Week was to encourage people to talk about it and that is what has happened judging from a very strong response.
The section comparing cultural attitudes about birth control in the United States with those in Japan makes for some especially interesting reading, including Grigg-Spall's speculation about why women in Japan are much less likely to choose hormonal contraception and instead are more likely to use condoms and fertility awareness methods.
1997) Expanding the availability and improving delivery of natural family planning services and fertility awareness education: providers' perspectives.
Fertility awareness methods may be less favoured for this reason and hence less promoted as an option for younger women.
Fertility awareness programmes have discovered that many men and women overestimate women's fecundity according to age, the probability of conception during a monthly cycle, and the chances of conceiving after in-vitro fertilisation treatment.
The new guideline addresses the use of hormonal contraceptives, emergency contraceptive pills, intrauterine devices for both pregnancy prevention and emergency contraception, barrier methods, sterilization, and "natural methods," including coitus interruptus, lactational amenorrhea, and fertility awareness.
She has clearly not done any research about this method and objects to it solely because it is a fertility awareness method that uses beads.
Fertility Awareness is a natural method for prevent hag or achieving pregnancy based on a woman's daily charting of her waking temperature, cervical fluid and cervix changes.
The injectable and the pill have the lowest one-year failure rates (7% and 9%, respectively), and methods based on fertility awareness the highest (25%); male condoms and withdrawal have intermediate probabilities of failure (17% and 18%, respectively).