What are disadvantages natural family planning contraception?

Updated: Dec 10, 2018
  • Author: Frances E Casey, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Richard Scott Lucidi, MD, FACOG  more...
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This is most suitable for women with regular and predictable cycles. Complete abstinence is necessary during the fertile period unless backup contraception is used. This method requires discipline. The method is not effective with improper use. The failure rate is relatively high. This method does not protect against STDs.


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