Between 40 and 60 percent of surveyed women report that they are interested in learning more from their physicians about non-hormonal, non-barrier, and nonsurgical methods of birth control. CRISTA B. WARNIMENT, MD, and KIRSTEN HANSEN, MD, University of Virginia Family Medicine Residency Program, Charlottesville, Virginia American Family Physician, 2012 Nov 15;86(10):online
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends using fertility awareness based charting for evaluating the menstrual cycle to assess normal development and detect irregularities. American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (2006). Clinical Report: Menstruation in girls and adolescents: Using the menstrual cycle as a vital sign. Pediatrics, 118(5), 2245-2250.
A study found that about 4 out of 5 women will continue to use ovulation methods after 12 months. Fehring, R., Lawrence, D., & Philpot, C., (1994). Use effectiveness of the Creighton Model ovulation model of natural family planning. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing, 23(4), 303-312.
74 in 100 couples report NFP (Natural Family Planning) to be beneficial, resulting in stronger bonds, better communication, and improved knowledge. VandeVusse, L., Hanson, L., Fehring, Rl, Newman, Al., & Fox, J. (2003) Couples' views of the effectis of natural family planning on merital dynamics. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 35(2), 171-178.