What is the best method of birth control while breastfeeding? The Lactation Amenorrhea Method (LAM) you can use if you are less than 6 months post-partum, are exclusively breastfeeding, and have not had a menstrual period. Though these characteristics have little to do with typical fertility awareness methods, LAM is often grouped with fertility awareness… Read More
Are you curious about the sympto-thermal method’s role in the life of a feminist? Are you worried that it isn’t woman positive enough? A lot of feminists get up in arms when anyone dares to disgrace the pill. The pill has been regarded as the catalyst to get women out of their role as nothing… Read More
It’s pretty standard: most people, including fertility awareness educators, recommend that you are in a committed relationship before using a fertility awareness method (you can learn more about the method here). And here I am, about to explain why this is crap. Why be on hormones when you don’t have to? If you are single,… Read More
Have you ever thought about getting a lady-comp for natural birth control? While it boasts great effectiveness, there are a few downsides. People ask me all of the time: “Should I splurge on a LadyComp? I see how effective they are and it seems like such an easy natural birth control method!” While LadyComp is… Read More
I wrote a guest post for 180degreehealth.com talking about the sympto-thermal method of fertility awareness. I go over what it is, how you can use it, benefits, drawbacks, how it works, and how to learn. Go check it out HERE.
Even though cervical fluid is the most important piece of using the sympto-thermal method, you may be tempted to not focus on it. Why? Confusion! You will have your own certain way your fluid looks, how much you have, and how long you have it for. It can be extremely difficult to just learn and… Read More
Why you should choose the sympto-thermal method of fertility awareness if you want a super eco-concious option In honor of earth day, and since I recently posted on menstrual product alternatives, I thought it would be an appropriate time to post about why the sympto-thermal method of fertility awareness should be the method of choice… Read More
What is the difference between perfect and typical use and what that means for you Is one of your top priorities for your birth control method not getting pregnant? It’s a common, and valid, concern. While you can never really be sure of not getting pregnant (I’ve even been told a story by a lady… Read More