Most New Moms Use Contraceptives, Just Not Effective Ones

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Only 60% of women who have just given birth use a highly effective contraceptive ...

... Highly effective methods include sterilization, an intrauterine device, the pill, the patch, or a ring. Moderately effective methods included condoms, while those less effective included a diaphragm, cervical cap, sponge, rhythm, and withdrawal.

It interests me that the Billings Method (LAM) is considered to not be effective, when research around it shows it to be 97%+ effective. I note that the authors of this study refer to it as "rhythm" which in itself if not accurate. the rhythm method is diffferent to Billings / LAM since different rules apply to lactating women. If health professionals are not cognizant of this, then it is no wonder the method is not effective.

Melissa Maimann, Essential Birth Consulting 0400 418 448