Fertility Awareness-Based Methods: Another Option for Family Planning

Stephen R. Pallone, MD; George R. Bergus, MD


J Am Board Fam Med. 2009;22(2):147-157. 

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Fertility Awareness-based Instruction and Resources

The SDM and TDM are conducive to physician office-based instruction because they are simple to teach and ordinarily can be taught during a standard 15-minute clinic appointment. Information about instruction or becoming a certified instructor in FABMs/NFP can be found through the method specific web sites (Table 4); many of these are faith-based groups. Some practices employ a teacher to whom they can refer patients. Additional courses are often offered through local churches, particularly if they are Catholic, and can sometimes be found at local hospitals.