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Natural Family Planning

Natural Family Planning


There are four basic types of natural family planning:
1) the Sympto-Thermal Method (STM)
2) the Ovulation method
3) the "Rhythm" or Calendar method, also known as the Ogino-Knaus method, and
4) the Basal Body Temperature (BBT) method

Each of these methods, when used to avoid or postpone pregnancy, take into account sperm viability in the female reproductive tract, which averages three days (with a range of from two to seven days) and the fertile period of the ovum, which is about 24 hours. This means the fertile period may be a maximum of seven days before ovulation to two days after, and is more typically four days before ovulation to two days after.

The following descriptions of these four methods are merely summaries of the similarities and contrasts between them. Anyone who desires more detailed information on any of the methods should consult the NFP teaching groups such as The Couple to Couple League.

Ovulation Method

This method of NFP is sometimes called the cervical mucus charting method. There are several variations of the ovulation method, including the Billings Ovulation Method (BOM) and Dr. Thomas Hilgers' Creighton Model.

The ovulation method is based upon the regular pattern of changes in the cervical mucus during the menstrual cycle. The quantity and quality of this mucus in terms of slipperiness, stretchiness, wetness and tackiness will change from day to day as a woman approaches ovulation. Ovulation usually occurs within one day before or after the last day of the most slippery or fertile mucus.

Beginning users of the ovulation method generally start noting the fertile period starting with the appearance of any external mucus after menstruation has ceased. In order to establish reliable charting of the wife's mucus, it is suggested that the couple abstain from coitus for one cycle in order to avoid confusion between the wife's mucus and the husband's spermatic fluid. The period of monthly abstinence may safely be shortened after several cycles of practice and recording.

For more information on the Billings Ovulation Method, click here.