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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.

Sympto-Thermal Method

The sympto-thermal method combines observations of basal body temperature and cervical mucus, and, as a cross-check, adds an examination of the cervical os (mouth of the cervix) as well. During fertile times, the os expands, becomes softer and rises. Some women also experience regular episodes of mittelschmerz, or pain associated with ovulation. During infertile times, the os contracts, closes, becomes firmer and descends.

As a general rule, couples may resume intercourse on the fourth day following peak mucus and the third day following the thermal shift. As with other methods of natural family planning, the period of abstinence may be relatively long for the first few cycles of practice, after childbirth or miscarriage, or after switching from an abortifacient method involving hormones. The average experienced couple using the sympto-thermal method has about 9 or 10 days of abstinence each cycle. Every time that a fertile type of mucus appears before ovulation, they must abstain for three days. Once ovulation occurs, the couple are sterile until menstruation and usually sterile during the first two days of menstruation.

For more information, visit the following website Couple to Couple League.