Monday, December 05, 2005
Go Ask Alice mentions NFP as a form of family planing. Heresy! Heresy!
The contraceptive method you are referring to is called Natural Family Planning, or the Symptothermal Method. Its success is based upon a woman's familiarity with her own body, her degree of motivation, and her willingness to use another method of contraception, or to abstain from intercourse during the time of the month when she is fertile. The symptothermal method can be an extremely effective birth control method when taught carefully, understood fully, and used correctly.