There are many different types of FABMs. FAM educators are very important if one wants to reach the highest efficacy rates. Currently, all FAM efficacy rates are based on working with a certified instructor.
Some methods may be more appropriate at certain junctures in life. If you have any questions about a particular method, please contact an instructor so that they can give you more details.
All of the instructors linked to below in the “group recommended” sections work online and are either members of our Facebook community or have been recommended by a member. Their credentials have been fully verified. If you would like to add someone to this list, please contact us.
Instructors for Double-Check Sympto-Thermal Method (99.6% estimated efficacy)
NFPTA (Natural Family Planning Teachers Association) is very similar to Sensiplan. Materials may be available in C or F. Instruction on cervical mucus, basal body temperature, cervical position, and calculation rules is included.
Sensiplan is the method with the most robust research that we get the 99.6% perfect use efficacy statistic from. Protocols include basal body temperature, cervical mucus, cervical position, and calculation rules. Materials are only available in Celcius.
SymptoPro is also very similar to Sensiplan. Most teachers are in North America. Materials are available in C and F. Basal body temperature, cervical mucus, cervical position, and calculation rules are included.
Fertility UK is very similar to Sensiplan. Materials are available in C. Basal body temperature, cervical mucus, cervical position, and calculation rules are included.
INER is based on Dr. Roetzer’s research and is also similar to Sensiplan. Most teachers are in Europe and teach in C. Basal body temperature, cervical mucus, cervical position, and calculation rules are included.
Originally called Grace of the Moon, The Well method is very similar to Taking Charge of Your Fertility (TCOYF). Materials may be available in F or C. Basal body temperature, cervical mucus, cervical position, and calculation rules are included.
Instructors for CM-Focused Methods
Billings Ovulation Method is the original cervical mucus/ walking sensation only method that most methods draw their cervical mucus knowledge from. It is considered a method of natural family planning and instruction may be religious in nature depending on the teacher and context of the class. Reach out to an individual teacher for information on learning.
FEMM is a sympto-hormonal method that uses optional LH tests and mandatory cervical mucus. However, many FEMM teachers also teach a basal body temperature protocol or other fertility signs. Contact them for more information.
Creighton is a standardized method of mucus recording that can be used with NaproTechnology doctors. Unlike Billings, Creighton primarily observes wiping sensation and visible mucus. Instruction is likely to be religious (Catholic) in nature depending on the teacher and context of the class.
Justisse method is very similar to the Creighton mucus-only method. Justisse is often taught as a sympto-thermal method, however since its mucus observations are so rigorous it can be used with mucus-only if desired. Instruction is usually available in F and C.
You may also seek an instructor via one of the following organisations:
Other Sympto-Thermal Method(s)
Hormone Monitor Based Methods