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1

What natural methods of contraception are available?

- Calendar
- Temperature
- Observation of cervical mucus
- Palpating the cervix
- Lactational amenorrhoea

2

What can help women keep track of their cycle and fertile times?

Devices and dipsticks available for purchase

3

Is the lactational amenorrhoea method effective?

Yes

4

Who is the lactational amenorrhoea method effective for?

Breast-feeding mothers

5

What conditions must be fulfilled for the lactational amenorrhoea method to be effect?

- Must be fully breastfeeding
- Have amenorhoea
- Baby must be less than 6 months old

6

What are the benefits of natural methods of family planning?

- No side effects
- Complies with religious practices of some mothers

7

What are the disadvantages of natural methods of family planning?

- Considerable commitment from both partners required
- Unreliable with unpredictable cycles
- Less effective than other methods