Fertility Awareness-Based Methods: Another Option for Family Planning

  title={Fertility Awareness-Based Methods: Another Option for Family Planning},
  author={Stephen R Pallone and George R. Bergus},
  journal={The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine},
  pages={147 - 157}
  • S. Pallone, G. Bergus
  • Published 1 March 2009
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Modern fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs) of family planning have been offered as alternative methods of family planning. Billings Ovulation Method, the Creighton Model, and the Symptothermal Method are the more widely used FABMs and can be more narrowly defined as natural family planning. The first 2 methods are based on the examination of cervical secretions to assess fertility. The Symptothermal Method combines characteristics of cervical secretions, basal body temperature, and… 

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