Jan. 11.

How effective is the “fertility calendar method” of contraception?

A woman’s cycle begins when eggs are released into the fallopian tube, where they await fertilization.  This happens during a time period between 12-16 days before your next menstrual period – when you are most-fertile.  A “fertility calendar” tracks that date each month, showing which days of the month you are most-likely to become pregnant.  As a method of contraception, this is most-effective when a woman is quite regular with her periods and carefully tracks days of the month. Remember that sperm can live in the vagina for up to a week, so having sex prior to your ovulation can also result in pregnancy.  The best advice is using contraception such as condoms which do not require this tracking and can prevent pregnancy as well as sexually-transmitted diseases.

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