I love simplicity – especially when it comes to using fertility awareness as contraception - but sometimes things can be made too simple.
For example, some will say that the risk of pregnancy at the beginning of the menstrual cycle is the same as the risk at the end of your cycle.
It's safer to think of the early days (which start with day one of your period) as low fertility or relatively infertile, at least while you're learning.
John Guillebaud (contraception guru) says to think of the early days as "amber" and only the late postovulatory days as "green for go".
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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