Fertility awareness is a type of natural family planning based on a
woman's physical signs of ovulation, such as changes in cervical mucus
consistency and basal (resting) body temperature. Keeping track of these
symptoms may be helpful if a couple is trying to become pregnant or trying to
Because intercourse before ovulation can lead to pregnancy, and
ovulation does not always occur at the same time every month, fertility
awareness is not the most reliable method of avoiding pregnancy.
December 7, 2011
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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