Bibliography

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Trials of Billings Ovulation Method:

  1. Qian, S.Z., Zhang, D.W, Zuo, H.Z, Lu, R.K., Peng, L., & He, C.H. (2000). Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Natural Fertility Regulation Programme in China. Bulletin of OMR&RCA, 27(4), 17-22.
  2. Indian Council of Medical Research Task Force on Natural Family Planning. (1996). Field Trial of Billings Ovulation Method of Natural Family Planning. Contraception, 53(2), 69-74.
  3. Thapa, S., Wonga, M.V., Lampe, P.G., Pietojo, H., & Soejoenoes, A. (1990). Efficacy of Three Variations of Periodic Abstinence for Family Planning in Indonesia. Studies in Family Planning, 21(6), 327-334.
  4. World Health Organisation. (1984). Prospective multicentre trial of the Ovulation Method of Natural Family Planning IV. The Outcome of Pregnancy. Fertility and Sterility, 41, 593-598.
  5. World Health Organisation. (1983). Prospective multicentre trial of the Ovulation Method of Natural Family Planning III. Characteristics of the Menstrual Cycle and of the Fertile Phase. Fertility and Sterility, 40, 773-778.
  6. World Health Organisation. (1981). Prospective multicentre trial of the Ovulation Method of Natural Family Planning II. The Effectiveness Phase. Fertility and Sterility, 36, 591-598.
  7. World Health Organisation Task Force on Methods for the Determination of the Fertile Period, Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction. (1981). Prospective multicentre trial of the Ovulation Method of Natural Family Planning. I. The Teaching Phase. Fertility and Sterility, 36, 152-158.
  8. Weissman, M.C., Foliaki, J., Billings, E.L., & Billings, J.J. (1972). A Trial of the Ovulation Method of family planning in Tonga. Lancet, 300, 813-816.
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