Feeling prepared for the zombie apocalypse used to be one of the things I liked about the fertility awareness method of contraception (FAM).
And here we are – no zombies, but a pretty apocalyptic situation.
Not a great time for popping to the GP or pharmacy for pill supplies, or getting a contraceptive injection or implant.
So how is FAM holding up?
You’ll have your thermometer, and your app or your paper charts and instructions. You and your partner (if you have one) will be using suitable precautions on your fertile and potentially fertile days. You’ll be OK.
If you’re a new user you might find it slightly trickier to get a fever thermometer – my favourite one is unavailable – but there’s still plenty of good enough ones around.
You don't need to spend more than £10 and you don't need one with two decimal points, they over-complicate things and they're over-priced (more in my next blog).
If you want help, you can get support from me thanks to the power of Zoom.
So FAM can still be a pretty good option, despite everything.
You can find out if FAM is right for you here.