Fertility Awareness is key to understanding sexual and reproductive health at all life stages. It can be used to either plan or avoid pregnancy. Fertility Awareness Methods (FAMs) are highly effective when motivated couples are taught by trained practitioners. These methods are in demand for ecological, medical, cultural, religious and moral reasons. The ability to control fertility naturally is a lifestyle choice.
The Complete Guide to Fertility Awareness provides the science and methodology suitable for health professionals and a general audience. It covers reproductive physiology and the fertility indicators: temperature, cervical secretions and cycle length calculations. It explores ways to optimise conception and to manage conception delays. Case studies and self-assessment exercises are included throughout. The book addresses the scientific credibility of new technologies including fertility apps, home test kits, monitors and devices.
The Complete Guide to Fertility Awareness offers:
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List of tables
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Appendix A. Normal fertility chart
Appendix B. Instructions for use
Appendix C. Planning pregnancy chart
Appendix D. Chart summary sheet
Appendix E. Autonomy checklist
Appendix F. Body mass index chart
Appendix G. Drugs which affect the menstrual cycle
Appendix H. Further reading