Methods

While finding the best method for you is more than just facts and figures, this chart can get you started.  It summarizes the most popular, best-researched FABMs.  (Data cited from FACTS - Fertility Appreciation Collaborative to Teach the Science)

  • Biomarkers

    Biomarkers
  • Reliability - Perfect Use

    Reliability - Perfect Use
  • Reliability - Typical Use

    Reliability - Typical Use
  • In-Person Instruction

    In-Person Instruction
  • Online Instruction

    Online Instruction
  • Ongoing Support

    Ongoing Support
Ovulation
$20 / month
  • Biomarkers

    Cervical fluid
    (mucus)
  • Reliability - Perfect Use

    99%
  • Reliability - Typical Use

    83-97%
  • In-Person Instruction

    $120 - $450
    (3-8 hours)
    ($40-$60 per session) $35 materials
  • Online Instruction

  • Ongoing Support

Sympto-
Thermal
$99 / month
  • Biomarkers

    Cervical fluid
    (mucus)
    Basal temperature
  • Reliability - Perfect Use

    99%
  • Reliability - Typical Use

    98-99%
  • In-Person Instruction

    $130
    4-8 hours
  • Online Instruction

  • Ongoing Support

Sympto-Hormonal
$60 / month
  • Biomarkers

    Cervical fluid
    (mucus)
    Hormone levels
  • Reliability - Perfect Use

    98-99%
  • Reliability - Typical Use

    86-93%
  • In-Person Instruction

    $60
    $175 monitor
    $18-20/mo test strips
    4-8 hours
  • Online Instruction

  • Ongoing Support

REMEMBER!

Effective use of any FABM to avoid pregnancy depends on motivation, couple communication, and proper learning of the method.