Natural Family Planning

Natural Family Planning (NFP) is a type of birth control without using any form of contraception. Women who use NFP should not have sexual intercourse when the ovary produces an egg (ovulation) during the menstrual cycle. The NFP method is safe and can prevent pregnancy. It is 75% effective when practiced right. The man needs to also understand this method of birth control and the woman needs to be aware of how her body functions during her menstrual cycle. NFP can also be used as a method of getting pregnant.

HOW THE NFP METHOD WORKS

THERE ARE MANY TYPES OF NFP METHODS USED TO PREVENT PREGNANCY

There are some signs of ovulation that may be helpful when trying to find the time of ovulation. This includes vaginal spotting or abdominal cramps during the middle of your menstrual cycle. Not all women have these symptoms.

YOU SHOULD NOT USE NFP IF: