Natural Family Planning (NFP) methods in assisting responsible parenting.
Natural Family Planning methods provide couples with the means of achieving or avoiding pregnancy based on natural signs of fertility. The most common sign that is observed is cervical mucus secretions. Some methods also use temperature or fertility monitors that detect hormones in the urine. All of these methods are effective when used properly. By detecting the fertile window (around 10 days per month), these methods allow couples to time intercourse outside of this window if they want to avoid pregnancy or within this window if they want to achieve pregnancy.