What if we want to have sex on the fertile days?
If you are not sure you will not have sex on all of the days you can get pregnant, use another method of birth control in addition to fertility awareness-based methods. If you want to avoid hormones, you can use condoms (male or female), a diaphragm or cervical cap with spermicide, or the sponge.
Still not working? If you are having trouble with the fertility awareness-based methods and want a non-hormonal method, consider the ParaGard IUD. It is non-hormonal and does not require a lot of work.
Try a different method: IUD
- Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. (2015). Canadian Contraception Consensus Chapter 4: Natural Family Planning. JOGC Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada. Retrieved from https://www.jogc.com/article/S1701-2163(16)39375-6/pdf