NFP is simple, inexpensive, lifelong, reversible and has no medical side effects. The NFP experience is best described as: Natural & Healthy...No drugs - No devices...Effective... and by helping the couple communicate about the most intimate part of their relationship, builds mutual respect and a greater sense of co-operation. This shared responsibility facilitates their decision-making regarding the timing and spacing of children.
Natural Fertility Services, Melbourne instructs couples in the Symptothermal Method, which is the modern, scientifically-proven multi-indicator Method of NFP. Couples learn to observe, record and interpret cyclical changes based on:
Primary fertility signs
Secondary fertility signs
The Symptothermal Method’s effectiveness in avoiding pregnancy compares favourably to the Pill.1
Scientifically, its effectiveness results from the Symptothermal Method’s multi-indicator “cross-check”. Rather than relying on just one fertility symptom, the Symptothermal Method combines at least 3 signs to verify a couple's unique fertility.
It must be recognised that the Symptothermal Method is a behavioural form of family planning. In other words, its effectiveness is the couple’s own responsibility and depends on:
1. Hum. Reprod. (2007) 22(5): 1310-1319 Study conducted at Dept Gynecological Endocrinology in Germany, by Dr Petra Frank-Herrmann 2007
The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine p. 153 by Pallone, S. and Bergus, G. “Fertility awareness-based methods: another option for family planning,”
Contraceptive Technology, R.A. Hatcher, et al., Nineteenth Revised Edition, New York: Ardent Media, 2007
Natural Fertility Services Melbourne
383 Albert Street, East Melbourne 3002
(PO Box 146, East Melbourne 8002)
Phone (03) 9287 5560 Fax (03) 9926 5617