The large and every increasing number of unwanted pregnancies has been a constant worry for many people, governments and private individuals all over the world in the recent years.
There are a number of reasons that can be put forth to attempt to explain why such unwanted pregnancies continue to exist even in the face of all the revolutions in modern health care provision that have been witnessed in the recent past.
The revolutions have led to the development of new and more efficient family methods designed with the express objective of reducing the chance of pregnancy among all the female generations who are at risk of pregnancy.
Ways of reducing the chance of pregnancy
The chance of pregnancy can be reduced in a number of ways, most of which are within the reach of any individual wishing to avoid the unwanted pregnancies. Most of these family planning solutions employ the use of modern health care innovation in their functioning.
This said, it is however important to note that there are several alternative traditional family planning methods which have in the past years proved to be very successful at reducing the chance of pregnancy, and there is absolutely no reason why such methods should fail to be effective when used in the present time.
One of the simplest ways to stay away from unwanted pregnancies is by keeping record of your menstrual cycle. By keeping close tabs on the menstrual cycle of your spouse, you are better able to reduce all the chances of getting pregnant as you are able to determine her safe periods.
Any sexual intercourse that is engaged in within the safe period is not likely to result in conception and consequent pregnancy. At this point there are some readers who are already wondering how they can determine their safe periods. The answer to such people is rather simple. Calculating the safe period whereby the chance of pregnancy is not high as in other cases is not a very difficult task. In fact, the most important thing that you will be required to understand is your own menstrual cycle or the menstrual cycle of your spouse.
The only problem is that a vast majority of the women in the world today do not really keep records of their periods and it is therefore not easy to determine their menstrual cycle. At this point, a brief discussion of the menstrual cycle with special bias to its occurrence should suffice to best better light on how the knowledge can be made use of in the reduction of the chances of getting pregnant.
The menstrual cycle refers to the period between the first days of the onset of one menstruation period to the beginning of the next cycle. A single cycle should typically last for an interval of between 26-31 days in a normal person. In order to determine the fertile period during which the chance of pregnancy is high, you should subtract 18 days from the first day of the shortest cycle and 10 days from the onset of the longest. Once you have determined the fertile period, any time outside its boundaries is safe for intercourse without the risk of pregnancy.