Natural Family Planning

What is it and how does it work?

By recording/charting fertile and infertile times of your cycle using fertility indicators. 


Can be up to 80-99% effective if used perfectly according to instruction. 

Who can have it?

Women of child bearing age depending on consultation.


No physical side effects. Gives the user awareness of their body and cycle. Can be used to plan pregnancy.


Need to use a condom or avoid sex during fertile time of your cycle. Can take up to 3-6 cycles to become effective. You have to keep daily records.

Risks/Side effects

Must be taught how to chart your cycle and fertility signs. Can use a device called a "Persona", or use an app to help chart your cycle. 

Further guidance

Natural Family Planning