Ovulation Calendar Method

WHAT IS THE OVULATION CALENDAR METHOD?

The Calendar or Rhythm Method is a natural form of contraception based on abstaining from sex (or using male or female condoms) during the time that a female is likely to be fertile

HOW DO I USE THE OVULATION CALENDAR METHOD TO CALCULATE SAFE DAYS?

Step 1: Determine the length of your cycle:

To use this Standard/Calendar/Rhythm method, your menstrual cycle must be between 26 and 32 days long. If it is shorter or longer than 26-32 days, you cannot use this method because it will not be effective.

Step 2: Determine your fertile days:

Your most fertile days (the days you are most likely to become pregnant if you have unprotected sex) are days 8-19 of your cycle (Day 1 is the first day of your period).

Remember, if you are trying to avoid pregnancy but want to have sex during your fertile days, use a backup method like condoms, cervical caps, or female condoms.

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If the calendar/rhythm method is too complex for you, simply visit a healthcare provider so that he/she can further simplify it for you.

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