Latest Calendar-based methods Stories

2011-09-20 13:43:08

A simple-to-use, fertility-awareness based method of family planning developed by researchers from the Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University Medical Center so effectively meets the needs of users that they continue to rely on it for years. A new study finds that women who follow the Standard Days Method®, are likely to continue using the method and to use it effectively. Results of the large, multi-country study of 1659 women appear in the October 2011 issue of the...

2010-06-03 06:40:00

An increasing number of teen girls say they use the rhythm method for birth control, and many teens feel it's okay for unwed females to have a baby, according to a government survey released on Wednesday. The report may help explain why the teen pregnancy rate is no longer dropping like it once was. However, teenage use of birth control and teen attitudes toward pregnancy have remained about the same since a similar survey was done in 2002. In the new survey by the Centers for Disease...

2006-01-06 14:30:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study suggests that certain characteristics of a woman's menstrual cycle may confer increased fertility, while others may lead to a greater risk of miscarriage. To investigate whether the length of a woman's cycle and her menstrual bleed are related to fertility and pregnancy outcome, Dr. Chanley M. Small of Emory University in Atlanta and colleagues followed 470 women for 1 year or the end of a pregnancy. All of the women kept diaries on their menstrual...

2005-10-11 14:18:25

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Couples who use fertility awareness-based methods of family planning have sex just as often as couples who use other contraceptive methods -- they just time it differently, according to a new Georgetown University Institute for Reproductive Health study to be published in a forthcoming edition of the Journal of Biosocial Science. The study is now available online on the journal's website. Fertility awareness-based methods, such as the Institute-developed Standard Days...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.