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 for those who want to eco-fy their life.
1. No hormones
Pretty obvious, isn’t it? Hormones in you –> hormones in your pee –> hormones in your water supply. In addition, the use of hormones often lands you with other health issues that may not be the most eco to take care of or live with.
2. No trash
If we use a glass thermometer, anyway. If we use a digital we will be replacing the batteries perhaps 1x/year and have trash associated with that. You could even choose to chart electronically, which technically wouldn’t be more eco-friendly than paper, but since everyone already owns those electronics it certainly can be.
3. No chemicals
Spermicides and hormones getting into your body and environment? Eek. Not to mention whatever chemicals go into the making of condoms. I honestly don’t even know.
4. And, of course, if you are against having a child because of the ecological footprint…
You have yourself a very effective method.