Natural Birth Control Made Simple is an up-to-date guide to a system of choice in reproduction that has been around - in one form or another - for thousands of years. It shows women how to recognise and chart their fertility signs, which indicate when they are infertile and can have sexual intercourse without conceiving or are most fertile and are most likely to conceive.
This newly titled edition of the classic Fertility Awareness Handbook has been completely revised and updated by the authors, experts in fertility awareness and infertility. Using 20 illustrations and over 40 charts, they explain how to recognise primary and secondary fertility signs and how to chart these signs, interpret them and adjust for special circumstances.
Some advantages of natural family planning techniques are:
- They are not physically harmful and avoid the health risks associated with the pill and hormonal drugs
- They are inexpensive, self-directed and helpful when women are ready to become pregnant
- They require the man's cooperation and a mutual sharing of responsibility, promote understanding of sexual and emotional needs, and enhance a couple's love and respect for each other
- They can be used by partners with religious concerns about birth control.
The authors also discuss how these safe, non-invasive techniques can be combined with other contraception methods. Special examples illustrate options for women with irregular menstrual cycles, or those who have fevers or are breastfeeding.
Above all, the book shows how fertility awareness methods help couples to become more secure in their love making and in control of their sexual well-being.