• is a modern scientific method of natural family planning based on the woman’s menstrual cycle. • The method is 95.25% effective.

Setting up A Responsible Parenthood-Natural Family Planning Program

MENSTRUATION PREOVULATORY OVULATORY POSTOVULATORY Phases of the Menstrual Cycle .Remember that the man is fertile all the time from puberty until he dies. • The SDM is based on the woman’s cycle.

• The SDM is based on the woman’s cycle. • The SDM works for women with 26 to 32 days cycles. Setting up A Responsible Parenthood-Natural Family Planning Program .

Ovulatory Menstruation Above 32 days .Menstruation Ovulatory Post.Ovulatory Menstruation Less than 26 days Menstruation Pre-Ovulatory Ovulatory Post.Ovulatory Menstruation 26-32 days Menstruation Pre-Ovulatory Ovulatory Post.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 2122 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 Setting up A Responsible Parenthood-Natural Family Planning Program . • The SDM works for women with 26 to 32 days cycles.• The SDM is based on the woman’s cycle. • The fertile window is from Cycle Day 8 up to Cycle Day 19 .

ALLOWANCE 3 Days BEFORE 6 Days 5 days SPERM CELL Day 8 1 day EGGCELL 3 Days AFTER Day 19 Fertile Window 12 DAYS Mense s Probable timing of ovulation Menstrual Cycle .

• The fertile window is from Cycle Day 8 up to Cycle Day 19 • Uses “Vertical Beads” that represent the menstrual cycle Setting up A Responsible Parenthood-Natural Family Planning Program .• Based on the woman’s cycle. • Works for women with 26 to 32 days cycles.

Setting up A Responsible Parenthood-Natural Family Planning Program .

WHO can use SDM? MENSTRUATION PREOVULATORY OVULATORY POSTOVULATORY 1. The menstrual cycle of the woman Setting up A Responsible Parenthood-Natural Family Planning Program .

WHO can use SDM? 1. The menstrual cycle of the woman • Women with monthly menstrual period. when was the first day of her Last Menstrual Period (LMP) Setting up A Responsible Parenthood-Natural Family Planning Program . • Women who are capable of counting and recalling the length of her menstrual cycle: a. • Women whose length of cycle is within 26-32 days.

APRIL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 14 21 8 15 22 9 16 23 10 17 24 11 18 25 12 19 26 13 20 27 28 29 30 .

The menstrual cycle of the woman • Women with monthly menstrual period. • Women whose length of cycle is within 26-32 days. When will be the first day of the Next Menstrual Period (NMP) Setting up A Responsible Parenthood-Natural Family Planning Program .WHO can use SDM? 1. • Women who are capable of counting and recalling the length of her menstrual cycle: a. when was the first day of her Last Menstrual Period (LMP) b.

APRIL 1 2 1 9 2 7 8 14 7 15 8 16 9 21 14 22 15 23 16 28 21 29 22 30 23 3 4 5 1 0 3 11 4 12 5 17 10 18 11 19 12 24 17 25 18 26 19 6 13 6 20 13 27 20 MAY 1 24 2 25 3 26 4 8 9 10 11 15 16 17 18 22 23 24 25 29 30 31 27 5 28 6 29 12 13 19 20 26 27 7 14 21 28 .

Who can use SDM? 2. Relationship of the Couple Setting up A Responsible Parenthood-Natural Family Planning Program .

Relationship of the Couple • Couples who are in agreement of the plans for their family size. • Couples who has the capacity to postpone lovemaking during the fertile days of the wife.Who can use SDM? 2. Setting up A Responsible Parenthood-Natural Family Planning Program .

• It has 32 beads.How to use the SDM? Cycle Beads” o “Vertical Beads” • It represent the menstrual cycle of the woman. • Each bead represents a day of the cycle • It uses color coding Setting up A Responsible Parenthood-Natural Family Planning Program .

• • • • Red Brown Green Chocolate Brown Setting up A Responsible Parenthood-Natural Family Planning Program .

the method will not work for you.Important Points to Remember WARNING SIGNS • Cycle less than 26 days • Cycle more than 32 days  If it happens once. the method will not work as well for you…. Х If more than 42 days have passed and your menstruation does not come. Х If this happens twice within a year. it is still okay. Setting up A Responsible Parenthood-Natural Family Planning Program . even if you are not pregnant.

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