Avoiding Pregnancy – Confidently!


If a couple using natural fertility management wish to avoid a pregnancy, they must abstain from intercourse during the time of their combined fertility.The reliability of different birth control methods in avoiding pregnancy is summarised in the appendix on page 20. The Billings Ovulation Method, Creighton Method and the Sympto-Thermal Method compare favourably with other popular birth control methods. The Standard Days and Two Day Method are slightly less reliable but are still within the acceptable range. Couples wishing to use any of these natural methods confidently are advised to seek instruction from an accredited teacher. More information on locating local teaching centres or correspondence courses can be found here

  • Posts in this series

    • Natural Fertility methods: here
    • Avoiding Pregnancy – Confidently: here
    • Achieving Pregnancy – Naturally: here
    • Intentional Intercourse: here
    • A Vision for Life and Love: here
    • The Language of Love: here
    • Natural Method Effectiveness: here
    • Learning Natural Fertility – Links: here
    • Buy the Series here

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