(for avoiding pregnancy)
Fertility awareness is an important women’s health tool that can be used for multiple purposes over the course of a woman’s reproductive lifespan—from adolescence to menopause. It can be used to:
- monitor health, including to track menstrual periods
- manage reproductive health (evaluation and treatment)
- to help become pregnant
- to help avoid pregnancy
This Decision-Making Tool (“DMT”) provides information on established Fertility Awareness-Based Methods (“FABMs”) identified by Reply Ob/Gyn & Fertility as having demonstrated effectiveness for avoiding pregnancy. In identifying the featured methods, we relied on the landmark study Effectiveness of Fertility Awareness-Based Methods for Pregnancy Prevention: A Systematic Review.
The DMT includes an outline of fertility awareness, a “Help me decide” section, and descriptions of the featured methods – how they work, their effectiveness rates (provided as pregnancy percents), advantages and disadvantages, and weblinks for each method.
Reply fertility educators can provide consultation regarding use of the DMT, and are certified to teach three of the featured methods: Sensiplan, Marquette, and Billings. Fertility education is provided in-clinic or via telehealth.
Medical professionals interested in further information about the DMT should contact the Reply Director of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-230-2100.
The Decision-making tool is a Glossy, 4-panel, fold-out brochure.
4.625” x 8” – folded size
18.25” x 15.125” – flat size