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Natural family planning

What is it?

Natural family planning is when a woman works out when she’s in the most fertile part of her monthly cycle, and avoids sex without contraception during this time.

How it works

Natural family planning doesn’t mean ‘withdrawal’ – removing the penis before the man ejaculates.

Every woman is different and natural family planning needs to be thoroughly understood if it is to be effective. You should only use natural family planning if you have been taught by a specialist, so that you can use it effectively.

Natural family planning will not protect you from sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The best way to protect yourself from STIs is to use a condom every time you have sex.

We are happy to discuss natural family planning with you in detail to see if it is the right contraceptive method for you.