The Billings method of family planning: an assessment

Author(s)

Betts, Katharine

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Abstract

The Billings/ovulation method is a periodic abstinence method of regulating births based on the client's interpretation of changing patterns in secretions of cervical mucus monitored by external self-examination. It was developed in Australia and is now widely promoted overseas. This paper outlines the method's recent history and goes on to discuss its physiological basis, its use- effectiveness as measured in a number of major trials, and some evidence concerning its general acceptability and applicability in family planning programs

Publication year

1984

Publication type

Journal article

Source

Studies in Family Planning, Vol. 15, no. 6 (1984), pp. 253-266

ISSN

0039-3665

Publisher

The Population Council

Copyright

Copyright © 1984 The Population Council. Paper is reproduced with the permission of the publisher.

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