The Symptothermal Method (STM) is an effective, co-operative, scientifically-based and inexpensive method of natural family planning. It is based on the awareness of the fertility of the couple.

There are three main methods of natural family planning in Canada:

The Symptothermal Method is one of the most trustworthy of all natural family planning methods because it incorporates several signs of the woman’s fertility: cervical mucus, cervix changes, morning temperature, and calculation to determine the beginning and the end of the fertile period. Select the menu item “How it Works” on the left to find out the details of how this method works.

Summary of Symptothermal Method Benefits

The strengths and benefits of the Symptothermal method can be highlighted in the following: