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:
Studies have shown the Symptothermal Method to be effective for avoiding unplanned pregnancies when taught properly and used consistently. The method is also effective for achieving pregnancy because it identifies the woman’s fertile periods.
The Symptothermal Method has the same effectiveness rate as other more widely used artificial methods of family planning, but without the harmful side effects to the woman’s body or the environment, and is implemented at a fraction of the cost!
From over sixty years of experience in natural family planning, and countless testimonials from couples using the method, the evidence is clear that the bond and intimacy of the couple are strengthened and enhanced.