There is a new app out called Natural Cycles which claims to have a 99.9% success rate for preventing pregnancy (or achieving it if that is the goal), without the use of hormones. All you do is take your temperature first thing in the morning and record it, and the app does a bunch of calculations to give you green "safe" days or red "risky" days. It seems almost too easy and too good to be true... I would like to know what other people think about this and if others have used this method, or know people who do.
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I agree that the rhythm method is unreliable, but that is just trying to predict the cycle based on the past, not physical signs. Apparently they are doing a scientific study on it, but it's not done yet: http://tinyurl.com/mfpqquu
no proper rhythm method involves taking your temp every day and checking your CM for signs of ovulation as well, it's more than just prediction, but yes still unreliable.
Oh it looks like they did finish the study already, here is the link in case you are curious http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/13625...
the email contact info for this study has the "natural cycles" domain also there is no real detailed analysis. I'd be skeptical still without peer reviewed study. Not saying it cant be effective, but more reliable methods of birth control.
Good points. I am still skeptical and want to wait a while to see how this plays out. I do think it is intriguing and would be nice to quit using hormones, but other people can be the guinea pigs for now :)