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natural family planning

A general term for any form of family planning (birth control) that does not rely on artificial agents (oral contraceptives, the “morning-after” pill, spermicidal foam and RU486) or devices (condoms, diaphragms and IUDs) to prevent conception.

Methods
Rhythm (calendar method), coitus interruptus, prolonged breastfeeding.

natural family planning

Biological birth control Any FP that does not rely on artificial agents–eg, OCs, 'morning-after' pill, spermicidal foam, RU-486 or devices–eg, condoms, diaphragms, IUDs to prevent conception Methods Rhythm–calendar method, coitus interruptus, prolonged breast feeding. See Breast feeding, Coitus interruptus, Contraception, Pearl index, Periodic abstinence, Rhythm method.

natural family planning

1.
Fertility awareness.
2. A kind of fertility awareness in which a woman plots on a graph her daily basal body temperature, cervical mucus characteristics, and common subjective complaints associated with ovulation, e.g., mittelschmerz, to identify the days of the menstrual cycle during which there is the highest potential for conception. The validity of this method is controversial.
See also: family planning
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Natural family planning is sometimes used alongside condoms, which make it more effective.
Marcos Arevalo, director of biomedical research at the Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, the study's "data on the day of ovulation, and the fact that actual ovulation occurs only once in a cycle, provide support for the efficacy of natural family planning methods."
you would ever use natural family planning to avoid
?According to the PHO Family Planning Coordinator Dolores T e-elan, 260 of the new acceptors are using the Natural Family Planning - Lactational Amenorrhea Method (NFP - LAM), 85 are practicing the NFP - Cervical Mucos Method, 54 are taking in pills, 16 are using condom, and three are following the Standard Days Method.
Terry McDermott offered personal insights on Humanae Vitae and Natural Family Planning on April 29, 2014 on your web site.
The Catholic Church allows only the use of natural family planning method.
In 2000, the mayor of Manila issued an Executive Order "upholding natural family planning", "discouraging the use of artificial methods of contraception" and banning city health centres and hospitals from providing contraception to women.
Natural family planning helps a couple determine when sexual intercourse is likely to (and not likely to) result in pregnancy.
The court heard she wanted to use natural family planning to space her children's birth, but her husband would not consider it.
The investigators used data from a prospective cohort study of 782 European women practicing natural family planning.
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.