An article on contraception is criticized for not mentioning natural family planning and the author points out that in recent pilot studies the Pearl Index was .8 for a combination of the Billings method of cervical mucus observation and the basal temperature methods. The Life Table index, which measures the number of pregnancies per 100 woman-cycles, was 1.3 and 1.9 for 2 consecutive years with the Billings method. Basic advantage to the physician is that clients selecting natural methods can be referred to natural family planning centers for instruction and follow-up. An advantage to the client is that there are no contraindications and abstinence is not a problem for those who wish to live in harmony with their fertility cycles.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||1|
|State||Published - Sep 1977|
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