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, periodic abstinence or natural family planning methods include the rhythm or calendar method, cervical mucus method, symptothermal method and hormone monitoring methods.
These failure rates compare well to those of other user-directed methods of family planning, including other natural methods, such as the Billings Ovulation Method and the Symptothermal Method (5).
This makes using less reliable methods such as the symptothermal method (in which you take your temperature first thing in the morning and watch for signs of fertility such as changes to vaginal mucus) not a good bet.