Fertility awareness-based methods of avoiding and achieving pregnancy : an effective means of family planning and promoting women's empowerment
Fertility awareness-based methods or natural family planning methods are an effective means of family planning that is seldom recommended by the medical community. After a review of literature it is concluded that such methods empower women and couples, that there is a need for a referral system and natural family planning clinics, and a need for a standardized fertility consultant license. Furthermore, such methods have been highly effective family planning tools in third world countries with limited access to contraceptives. Research on provider attitudes is scarce and further study is required, considering some women cannot or will not utilize mechanical or barrier methods of contraception.
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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)
College of Nursing
Dissertations, Academic -- Nursing;Nursing -- Dissertations, Academic
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Woodman, Maureen R., "Fertility awareness-based methods of avoiding and achieving pregnancy : an effective means of family planning and promoting women's empowerment" (2010). HIM 1990-2015. 1066.