Fertility Awareness

Also Known As: Natural Family Planning

Methods for tracking your period to determine the days of the month you are most likely to get pregnant. You can find supplies online or get them from a local clinic. Read more.

Fertility awareness does protect against HIV and STDs.

Effectiveness based upon typical use.​

76% Effective
One-time Use
Stopped Anytime

Natural family planning is commonly misused and mistimed, especially in younger women with irregular periods, making it one of the least effective birth control methods.

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KnowWhatUWant.org was developed by the Baltimore City Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative with additional information provided by the Association of Reproductive Health ProfessionalsBedsiderThe National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, and Planned Parenthood. All birth control photography is property of bedsider.org and used with permission.

Know What U Want is a project of the Baltimore City Health Department and The Family League of Baltimore with the support of Planned Parenthood of Maryland, The Maryland Institute College of Art, New Lens, The Abell Foundation, The Straus Foundation, The David and Barbara B. Hirschhorn Foundation and The Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation.