I understand your concerns about pregnancy. Condoms are actually very effective in preventing pregnancy when used correctly, 98% effective. The only other suggestion I have is trying to learn when you are ovulating and don't have sex on those days.
There are a few ways to tell whether or not you may be ovulating. One is the presence of regular menses. Other signs of ovulation include a shift in the basal body temperature and the presence of fertile cervical fluid (also called "egg white" mucus or spinnbarkeit). You can read more about how to monitor your fertility signs by reading the book “Taking Charge of Your Fertility, 10th Anniversary Edition: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health” by Toni Weschler. I highly recommend reading this book because you will definitely gain a better understanding of your body. You may also want to check out the following website regarding the Fertility Awareness Method: HYPERLINK "http://www.ovusoft.com/library/primer002.asp" http://www.ovusoft.com/library/primer002.asp
One way to track your progress is taking your basal body temperature. By doing this you will be able to see if you are ovulating or not. To do this take your temperature under your arms each morning BEFORE rising from bed with a basal body thermometer. Approximately midway through your cycle, depending on how long your cycle is, you should see a rise (around 1 degree F) for 3 days. If so, this is an indication that you have ovulated.
This method is great for helping women trying to conceive to determine when they are most fertile. I would not rely on this method only as contraception.
Originally Posted by Irulan777
Dr. Nicole Kellum, ND
Insulite Laboratories Consulting & Advisory Teams
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