1: Let’s Check Out the Competition!
There are a number of different methods of contraception available, including barrier
methods (condoms and diaphragms), hormonal methods (the Pill, implants, injections)
and Intrauterine Devices (IUDs). But when you look at their failure rates and/or
their side-effects, the Billings Ovulation Method™ starts to look like an increasingly
OK, there are a couple of problems with
relying on condoms to prevent pregnancy.
. And then there are
practical issues, such as having them on hand
at the right time.
With a diaphragm, even if used, fitted and
positioned correctly, the failure rate is about
6 percent —significantly higher than the
zero to 0.5 percent pregnancy rates with the
Billings Ovulation Method™.
The copper IUD may increase menstrual bleeding or cramps. The hormonal IUD can
cause hormonal side effects similar to those caused by the Pill, including headaches,
mood swings, breast tenderness and acne. Also,
, in which case you
would no longer be protected against pregnancy.
You may have seen
pregnancy rates for
condoms as low as 2
percent. But those figures
are based on perfect use.
In reality, allowing for
incorrect or inconsistent
use, pregnancy rates with
condoms are much higher:
around 15 percent.