If you follow the news, you will have heard about this study linking hormonal contraception to an increased risk of being diagnosed with depression.
Did you dismiss it? “Old news, we’ve known about that forever”, “It was an association, not a causal link. Nothing needs to change here.”
Or did you feel relieved, and maybe angry? At last some research to confirm what you or yours have been going through?
If you want to use fertility awareness to avoid pregnancy, you and your partner need to be happy with how you handle your fertile days.
That generally means about ten days a month when you use condoms or other precautions.
It's only possible to get pregnant for about six days but your fertile time can change so you add some extra days, especially while you're learning.
This might be no big deal, especially if you're already using
Using condoms might be an alarming prospect if it's a while since you last used them.
Or your most vivid memory is sniggering while you rolled one onto a banana at school...
How do you stop them breaking or falling off? How do you achieve condom confidence?
Here are some ideas:
Fertility awareness (natural family planning) practitioner and advocate working in London. Wants to see fertility awareness become a routine contraceptive option, not the only option. read more...
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