4.2  Types of natural family planning methods

In order to understand the ways that natural family planning methods can prevent pregnancy, it is important for you to know each type and its techniques of use. There are three major classifications of natural family planning methods:

  1. Periodic abstinence (fertility awareness) method
  2. Use of breastfeeding or lactational amenorrhoea method (LAM)
  3. Coitus interruptus (withdrawal or pulling out) method.

4.1.3  Effectiveness

4.2.1  Periodic abstinence (fertility awareness) methods