Navigation Links
Family Planning Method is as Effective as the Contraceptive Pill

Researchers have found that a method of natural family planning that uses two indicators to identify the fertile phase in a woman’s menstrual// cycle is as effective as the contraceptive pill for avoiding unplanned pregnancies, according to a report.

The symptothermal method (STM) is a form of natural family planning (NFP) that enables couples to identify accurately the time of the woman’s fertile phase by measuring her temperature and observing cervical secretions. In the largest, prospective study of STM, the researchers found that if the couples then either abstained from sex or used a barrier method during the fertile period, the rate of unplanned pregnancies per year was 0.4% and 0.6% respectively. Out of all the 900 women who took part in the study, including those who had unprotected sex during their fertile period, 1.8 per 100 became unintentionally pregnant.

The lead author of the report, Petra Frank-Herrmann, assistant professor and managing director of the natural fertility section in the Department of Gynaecological Endocrinology at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, said: “For a contraceptive method to be rated as highly efficient as the hormonal pill, there should be less than one pregnancy per 100 women per year when the method is used correctly. The pregnancy rate for women who used the STM method correctly in our study was 0.4%, which can be interpreted as one pregnancy occurring per 250 women per year. Therefore, we maintain that the effectiveness of STM is comparable to the effectiveness of modern contraceptive methods such as oral contraceptives, and is an effective and acceptable method of family planning.”

A number of fertility awareness based (FAB) methods of family planning have been advocated over the years, but comparisons between different methods and studies of their effectiveness have been limited and hampered by problems such as differences in cultural backgrounds, different ways to measure the ef
'"/>




Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Family planning with folate
2. Accuracy of Some Natural Family Planning Methods Questioned .
3. Alcoholism Influenced By Both Genetics & Family Environment
4. Family Counseling To Encourage Children Eat Healthy
5. Family history of alcoholism influences reaction to advice
6. Family planning is insisted upon Muslims by Shia cleric
7. Five Members Of A Family Killed
8. Death Of Woman Following Family Planning Operation Creates Panic
9. CT Scan A Must For Smokers With Family History Of Lung Cancer
10. HIV/AIDS Throws Family Relationships Out Of Gear In Uganda
11. Breast Cancer Treatment Influenced By Family
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Family Planning Method Effective the Contraceptive Pill

(Date:8/21/2014)... Only 20 percent of healthcare providers currently meet ... according to a new report . , Over 200 ... request from Smart Data pioneer peer60. Participants reported ... violate privacy laws in many states. , “Reaching the ACA’s ... clinics are failing to do so in part because it ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Crossing, PA (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 ... Washington Crossing Historic Park in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania on ... maintain the park. “We have been looking for different ... organizations,” said Matt Kiernan, Partner with Pharmica Consulting. “When ... significant part of U.S. history, we jumped at the ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Teen substance abuse is long been a major issue ... of young adults falling victim to a drug or alcohol ... the community, the new Troubled Teens Boca Raton helpline was ... overcome something like teenage alcohol abuse . The helpline ... best teen recovery facility to focus on achieving sobriety. ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... 21, 2014 Recently nominated as the Women’s ... the journey to be the man he is today. Growing ... had a positive look on women, respecting them as professionals and ... gratefulness and thanks to a man who he had the pleasure ... Stern. , KC Armstrong’s name will ring a bell to most ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Most people ... the summer months often get overlooked for a variety ... important for food pantries. Understanding this need, Dr. ... chiropractic & natural health care center, wanted to heighten ... clinic hosted its first annual Thanksgiving in July food ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Report: Only 20 Percent of Healthcare Providers Meet ACA Requirement 2Health News:Pharmica Spends the Day Helping to Preserve Washington Crossing Historic Park 2Health News:New Helpline Provides Hope for Troubled Teens in Boca Raton 2Health News:WRNW1's KC Armstrong Expresses Thanks and Appreciation to Howard Stern 2Health News:AlignLife Springfield Office Donates 565 Canned Goods to Springfield Food Pantry 2
... Cleveland Clinic researchers have identified a cellular pathway that cancer ... an aggressive brain tumor. The research published in the ... that existing medications block this cancer-promoting pathway and delay glioma ... these often fatal brain tumors. Malignant gliomas account for ...
... Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter , FRIDAY, July 8 (HealthDay ... with red hair, Rothschild admits her compulsion to get a perfect ... said Rothschild, now 27 and living in Northampton, Mass. "I hated ... and thought I looked slimmer" when tan. As a result, ...
... -- Today at the Neglected Tropical Diseases Meeting of ... the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) announced the ... infection drug portfolio to address unmet needs of patients ... assess the potential of the drug flubendazole to treat ...
... News) -- Many American teens maintain their religious identity through ... religious activities declines, a new study finds. This was ... Asian, Latin American and European backgrounds -- according to University ... colleagues. The study of 500 teens in the Los ...
... research and treatment of pediatric leukemia at St. Jude Children,s ... Henry M. Stratton Medal from the American Society of Hematology ... the fight against this blood cancer during the past three ... co-founder of Grune and Stratton, the medical publishing house that ...
... , THURSDAY, July 7 (HealthDay News) -- Gonorrhea ... cephalosporins, the only remaining class of antibiotics available to ... report. Researchers analyzed 10 years, worth of gonorrhea ... samples were collected between January 2000 and June 2010 ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Brain tumor discovery could lead to new treatment 2Health News:From Tanning Beds to Melanoma Surgery 2Health News:From Tanning Beds to Melanoma Surgery 3Health News:DNDi expands activities to neglected patient needs in the field of helminth infections 2Health News:DNDi expands activities to neglected patient needs in the field of helminth infections 3Health News:Religious Identity Remains Constant in Teen Years: Study 2Health News:Ching-Hon Pui, M.D., honored by the American Society of Hematology for work in childhood cancer 2Health News:Gonorrhea's Growing Resistance to Antibiotics Concerns CDC 2
(Date:8/20/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets ... Advanced Wound Care and Closure Market (Types, Applications, ... Trends, Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, Research, Report, ... report to their offering. The ... closure market (types, applications, end user and geography) ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... 20, 2014  Decision Resources Group finds ... ablation device market will expand through 2023 ... atrial fibrillation (AF). The increasing acceptance of ... AF will spur adoption of premium-priced products ... advanced loop diagnostic catheters, cryoablation catheters and ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... , Aug. 20, 2014 ApolloDx™ today announced ... platform during a special event at the company,s office ... on September 5, 2014. The event, which will start ... ApolloDx website, www.apollodx.com .    "We ... said Jared Bauer , Co-Founder and Managing Partner ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Advanced Wound Care and Closure Market (Types, Applications, End User and Geography) - Forecast to 2020 2Electrophysiology Mapping and Ablation Device Market in Japan to Reach $1.1 Billion by 2023 2Electrophysiology Mapping and Ablation Device Market in Japan to Reach $1.1 Billion by 2023 3
... Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA ), a leading ... a letter dated January 18, 2012 from The Nasdaq Stock ... from the Company,s Board of Directors effective January 4, 2012, ... Nasdaq,s requirement that its audit committee consists of at least ...
... Ind., Jan. 24, 2012 Elanco, the animal health ... LLY ), today announced that Lilly has signed an ... company specializing in the development and commercialization of innovative ... egg, and meat production. Feed enzymes are naturally occurring ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Sinovac Receives Nasdaq Deficiency Letter Regarding Audit Committee Requirement 2Elanco Animal Health Announces Lilly's Agreement to Acquire ChemGen Corp. 2Elanco Animal Health Announces Lilly's Agreement to Acquire ChemGen Corp. 3Elanco Animal Health Announces Lilly's Agreement to Acquire ChemGen Corp. 4
... Cycling The Tetrad 2 thermal cycler ... MJ Research Tetrad chassis. As before, the ... the power supply is internal, while a large, ... Better yet, updated automatic lids -- Moto Alphas ...
PTC-100 thermal cycler, holds sixteen 25x75mm microscope slides & 24x0.2ml tubes...
... PCR Sprint with 24-well x 0.2ml sub-ambient ... (includes tube thermistor) Heating rates: up to ... from 4-99C; Excellent uniformity: better than 0.5C ... to use programming: directory program storage of ...
... what a thermal cycler can do for ... an easy graphic interface, and best of ... The iCycler thermal cycler will raise your ... do for you.,, iCycler Thermal Cycler Features:, ...
Medicine Products: