Fertility Awarenessenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-birthContRhythm-enHD-AR1.jpgFertility awareness is a way to try to prevent pregnancy by not having sex around the time of ovulation. It is not a reliable birth control method for most people. rhythm method, ovulation, contraception, birth control, abstinence, teen pregnancy, sex, stds, talking about sex, facts of life, birds and bees, the sex talk, sex education, fertility awareness, fertility, rythm method, rithum method, pulling out, birth control methods, safe sex, abstinence, ovulating, periods, menstrual cycle, ovulation kits, natural family planning, periodic abstinence, preventing pregnancy, pregnancy, teen pregnancy, talking to kids about sex, ovulation detection kits, ovulation thermometers, condoms, sexual development, puberty, teens, teen years12/18/200611/29/201811/29/2018Larissa Hirsch, MD11/26/20182e183e52-3b16-4b87-bbf1-4ccbde3efafbhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/rhythm-method.html/<h3>What Is Fertility Awareness?</h3> <p>Fertility awareness is a way to try to prevent pregnancy by not having sex around the time of ovulation (the release of an egg during a woman's monthly cycle). Couples who want to have a baby can also use this method to plan sex during the time the woman is most likely to conceive. Fertility awareness is sometimes called natural family planning, periodic abstinence, or the rhythm method.</p> <h3>How Does Fertility Awareness Work?</h3> <p>If a couple doesn't have sex around the time of ovulation, the girl is less likely to get pregnant. The trick is knowing when ovulation happens. Couples use a calendar, a thermometer to measure body temperature, the thickness of cervical mucus, or a kit that tests for ovulation. The ovulation kits are more useful for couples who are trying to get pregnant. The fertile period around ovulation lasts 6 to 8 days. During this time, a couple using only fertility awareness for <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/about-bc.html/">birth control</a> should not have sex.</p> <h3>How Well Does Fertility Awareness Work?</h3> <p>Fertility awareness is not a reliable way to prevent pregnancy for most people. Over the course of a year, as many as 24 out of 100 typical couples who use fertility awareness alone will have an accidental pregnancy.</p> <p>It is often very hard to tell when a girl is ovulating. She can conceive for up to 5 or 6 days before she ovulates and 1 or 2 days after. Because teens often have irregular <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/talk-about-menstruation.html/">periods</a>, it makes predicting ovulation much harder. Even girls who usually have regular cycles can have irregular timing of ovulation from things like stress or illness. Fertility awareness requires a commitment to monitoring body changes, keeping daily records, and not having sex during the fertile period.</p> <h3>Does Fertility Awareness Help Prevent STDs?</h3> <p>No. Fertility awareness does not protect against <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/talk-child-stds.html/">STDs</a>. Couples having sex must always use <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/condoms.html/">condoms</a> to protect against STDs, even when using another method of birth control.</p> <h3>When Should I Call the Doctor?</h3> <p>Someone who uses fertility awareness should call the doctor if she:</p> <ul> <li>might be pregnant</li> <li>has a change in the smell or color of vaginal discharge</li> <li>has unexplained fever or chills</li> <li>has belly or pelvic pain</li> <li>has pain during sex</li> </ul>El método Ogino (o de abstinencia periódica basada en el ciclo menstrual)El método Ogino es una forma de intentar prevenir el embarazo evitando mantener relaciones sexuales en torno al momento de la ovulación (la liberación de un óvulo durante el ciclo mensual de una mujer). https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/parents/rhythm-method-esp.html/31ca73a6-10c3-46c0-99e5-6d07cda1b663
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