New Technology in Natural Family Planning

Richard Fehring, Marquette University

Originally published in Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, Volume 20, No. 3 (May 1991), DOI: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.1991.tb02531.x.

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In recent years, several new devices have been developed to help women achieve or avoid pregnancy. These devices include computerized basal body temperature thermometers, electronic fertility monitors, and chemical and hormonal ovulation detection kits. This article describes these new fertility devices and discusses their effectiveness and impact on helping women understand and control their fertility.