Effectiveness of NFP
NFP methods are scientific, and are backed up by research and medical viability. NFP uses the science of the body to understand and evaluate its natural biomarkers of fertility. Many nurses and doctors are certified in methods of NFP and use them to work with their patients on fertility awareness, reproductive health, and general women’s health. Certain methods can even help to diagnose cancer and other diseases.
Multiple studies have shown Natural Family Planning to be as effective as the hormonal birth control pill in avoiding pregnancy, and even more effective than other common methods of contraception. See below!
TYPICAL USE EFFECTIVENESS RATE PERFECT USE EFFECTIVENESS RATE
Hormonal Birth Control Pill
Billings Ovulation Method ®
https://ccli.org/docs/effectiveness-class-presentation.pdf (for STM stats, multiple studies referred to here)
http://www.readytogroove.com/the-cycle/notes/#note34 (for STM stats)
http://www.creightonmodel.com/effectiveness.htm (for Creighton stats)
http://nfp.marquette.edu/efficacy.php (Adapted from: Trussell J. Contraceptive failure in the United States. Contraception. 2004;70:89-96.)
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