Traditional Family Planning Methods Gaining Awareness
Fertility Awareness Methods have been getting more attention in the media, which often portrays it as a hormone-free alternative to birth control.By Madison Burke | January 8, 2015
Over the past few years we have seen more awareness about traditional forms of family planning — causing some women ditch their birth control pills.
Fertility Awareness Methods, or FAM, are pretty much the old-fashioned ways of birth control, made a whole lot easier by modern technology.
They involve a woman watching her body for signs she might be ovulating by taking her temperature and observing her bodily fluids. Around ovulation, the woman abstains from sex or uses other forms of birth control — like condoms.