Table 5.

Key Recommendations for Practice

Clinical RecommendationEvidence RatingReferences
Modern FABMs of family planning have similar unintended pregnancy rates in self-selected users compared with other conventional methods.B 417, 20, 21, 2734
Couples interested in using FABMs of family planning should be referred to an instructor certified in the patient's method of choice for adequate instruction.C 417, 20, 21, 2734
Frequency of intercourse is not decreased among couples using the modern FABMs of TwoDays and Standard Days methods compared with those using conventional family planning methods.B 58
Women who are physically separated from or lack the support of their male partner are less likely to use the methods properly and more likely to discontinue use of an FABM.C 17
  • FABM, fertility awareness-based method.