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Natural family planning

Using fertility awareness methods for contraception is also known as natural family planning (NFP).

Fertility awareness involves being able to identify the signs and symptoms of fertility during a menstrual cycle, so you can plan pregnancy.

In recent years, NFP has become more common; some people want an alternative to manmade contraceptives (so there are no physical side effects) and because it’s acceptable in all faiths and cultures.

Please note that NFP does NOT protect you from STIs.

If you would like to know more about NFP, you can speak to Spectrum staff at one of our three clinics; they may be able to refer you to resources with more information regarding this method.

Download our patient leaflet for more information.