Counting Safe days

Use of cycle beads or Symptom thermal
How it works

A method that teaches you when you can have sex without contraception with a reduced risk of getting pregnant.

It works by plotting the times of the month (menstrual cycle) when you are fertile and when you’re not.

You learn how to record fertility signals, such as your body temperature and fluids in your cervix, to identify when it’s safer to have sex.

This method Is more effective when more than one fertility signal is monitored.

  • Its 85% effective.
  • There are no physical side effects, and you can use it to plan when you get pregnant.
  • Can be used by couples who wouldn’t mind about a pregnancy.
  • Can be used by couples who feel they cannot use any other kind of contraception or in areas where it is very difficult to get any other form of contraception.
  • Has got no side effects associated with hormonal contraception.
  • If you want to have sex during your fertile time (which lasts around eight days a month), you can use a condom.
  • You have to keep a calendar of dates when your menstruation period occurs for at least 3・6 months.
  • It takes 3・6 menstrual cycles to be certain if ones cycle is regular {l.e there is same number of days between one menstruation period and the next).
  • A person with an irregular menstrual cycle cannot use the safe days method.
  • You have to keep a daily record of your fertility signals, such as your temperature and the fluids coming from your cervix.
  • It takes 3・6 menstrual cycles to be certain of ones menstrual cycle and learn the method.
  • Fertility signals and ovulation can be affected by illness, stress and travel.