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Contraception
NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING
How it Works

Monitoring a woman’s natural signs of fertility, such as temperature and cervical secretions
Working out when she is more likely to get pregnant
Avoiding having sex at those times
You need specialist training in order to use this method properly
Advantages

No side-effects
Can help to plan pregnancies as well as avoid them
Does not interfere with the woman’s hormones
You need to be in a close trusting relationship for this to work
Disadvantages

Takes 3-6 menstrual cycles to learn effectively
Need to abstain from sex/use a condom at fertile times
Daily records must be kept
Difficult to learn at first
You need to be in a close trusting relationship for this to work
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