Natural family planning.

R. Kambic

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)62
Number of pages1
JournalPostgraduate Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1977
Externally publishedYes

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    Kambic, R. (1977). Natural family planning. Postgraduate Medicine, 62(3), 62.