Fertility awareness-based methods for contraception.

  title={Fertility awareness-based methods for contraception.},
  author={David A. Grimes and Maria F. Gallo and Vera Grigorieva and Kavita Nanda and Kenneth F. Schulz},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND "Fertility awareness-based methods" (FAB) of family planning "involve identification of the fertile days of the menstrual cycle, whether by observing fertility signs such as cervical secretions and basal body temperature, or by monitoring cycle days. FAB methods can be used in combination with abstinence or barrier methods during the fertile time" (WHO 2000). Several names have been used to describe this approach to contraception, including "rhythm," "natural family planning" and… CONTINUE READING


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