How to ditch the Pill, naturally

Why a growing number of women are ditching the pill for all natural methods

Ashley Csanady

First they turned to organic hormone-free meat, eggs and milk, then eco-friendly shampoos and even make-up, now a growing number of women are seeking a natural form of birth control.

And, of course, there’s an app for that.

A growing number of young, educated professional women are turning to fertility awareness, a form of natural family planning that sounds like your grandmother’s rhythm method but is way more accurate. Essentially, instead of taking hormone-based or physical contraception, women track their internal body temperature each morning, monitor their cervical mucus for changes that occur with their monthly cycle and then abstain from sex or use a back-up form of birth control when they’re fertile. It’s best known as fertility awareness but goes by a number of other names.  [Full text]