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It is absolutely, 100% possible to use FAM as a natural (and reliable) form of birth control.
One of the unique things about the fertility awareness method, however, is that the effectiveness rate is completely dependent upon YOU.
What that means is that using FAM for birth control is not something you decide to do casually on a whim with no former education; it is something that must be studied and researched and always executed with exactness.
For that reason, I have chosen not to put direct instructions on my website for how to use FAM for birth control. There is so much more that needs to be taught than could ever be taught through a website, and the last thing I want is to risk someone bringing a baby into this world before they were ready because I failed to give adequate instructions or was too cavalier in my approach to fertility awareness.
As far as my personal journey, I started using FAM for birth control after having thoroughly read Taking Charge of Your Fertility and charting for three months so that I understood my fertile signs. If you are able to do so, I would also strongly recommend learning from a certified Fertility Awareness instructor. They can be wonderful resources for troubleshooting and course-correcting along the way.
My main focus for fertility awareness (until I get certified) is advocacy, and I primarily focus my advocacy on helping women use their fertility signs to achieve pregnancy. You can read more about how to do just that by clicking the button below.