SHINE SA, May 2019
We have recently updated our fact sheet on Fertility Awareness Methods (FAMs).
There has been a rise in popularity of period tracking and fertility tracking apps, used for ‘calendar-based’ fertility awareness methods. FAMs are methods where people become aware of the signs of fertility and learn to detect when they are most likely to become pregnant.
These methods rely on the motivation, experience, commitment and cooperation of all sexual partners to be effective for contraception or conception.
The fact sheet answers question such as ‘how effective are such methods?’ and ‘what are the advantages and disadvantages?.