Can you tell me what natural family planning is?
NATURAL family planning can be used as a form of contraception as long as the methods are followed precisely and to plan a pregnancy.
Natural family planning should not be regarded as a foolproof form of contraception and is completely unsuitable for some women, for example, if you don't have periods or have irregular periods.
To be effective the methods need to be followed precisely. It's more effective if more than one method is used and when taught by specialist teachers, who may charge a fee.
It takes three to six menstrual cycles to learn natural family planning methods, such as keeping daily records of body temperature and cervical secretions and working out how long your cycle lasts.
Up to one woman in 100 will get pregnant in a year when using natural family planning correctly as a form of contraception.