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NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING This method involves observing a variety of body changes in the woman (such as cervical mucus changes, basal body temperature changes) and recording them on a calendar to determine when ovulation occurs. The couple abstains from unprotected sex for several days before and after the assumed day ovulation occurs. This method requires education and training in recognizing the body's changes as well as a great deal of continuous and committed effort. About 15 to 20 pregnancies occur over 1 year out of 100 women using this method (for those who are properly trained).

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