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An evaluation of the use-effectiveness of fertility awareness methods of family planning

  • John R. Weeks (a1)

An analysis of the use-effectiveness of fertility awareness methods of family planning among clients in a San Diego, California, clinic reveals a 12-month failure rate (life-table method) of 13·2 failures per 100 women. This is comparable to results from previous studies of the use of fertility awareness methods (as defined by the sympto-thermal method) in developed nations. Also consistent with previous studies is the finding that fertility awareness method users tend to be young and well-educated. Motivational factors are identified as being most closely associated with successful use of this method of family planning.

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H. Klaus , J. Goebel , B. Muaski , M. Egizio , D. Weitzer , R. Taylor , M. Fagan , K. Ek , & K. Hobday (1979) Use-effectiveness and client satisfaction in six centres teaching the Billings ovulation method. Contraception, 19, 613.

M. Wade , P. McCarthy , J. Abernathy , G. Harris , H. Danser , W. Uricchio (1979) A randomized prospective study of the use-effectiveness of two methods of natural family planning. Am. J. Obstet. Gynec. 134, 628.

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Journal of Biosocial Science
  • ISSN: 0021-9320
  • EISSN: 1469-7599
  • URL: /core/journals/journal-of-biosocial-science
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