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Natural family planning

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Fertility awareness (natural family planning)

Fertility awareness means not having sex during the fertile times in a womans menstrual cycle.

Read more on WA Health website

Contraception | Jean Hailes

There are many different methods of contraception to avoid pregnancy including the natural family planning method, the oral contraceptive pill (OCP), the mini-pill, an Implanon rod, an intrauterine device (IUD) such as MIrena, a condom, and more permanent

Read more on Jean Hailes for Women's Health website

Ovulation signs

If you are trying to become pregnant, your chances will be improved if you have sex at a particular time of your cycle. Knowing when you ovulate – when an egg is released from your ovaries – is the key to knowing when that right time is.

Read more on Pregnancy, Birth & Baby website

Stress and farming coping tips - Farmer Health | Farmer Health

Farm life can be stressful and at times a bit depressing. There are the everyday issues of family life, balancing budgets, planning for the future and keeping up with developments in your area of farming. The added pressures of managing...

Read more on The National Centre for Farmer Health website

Bushfire preparedness for your family

Every year thousands of Australian children and their families are threatened by bushfires. Their homes, schools and communities come under threat. We have all seen on the news and in the media the devastating impact that bushfires can have.

Read more on Australian Child and Adolescent Trauma, Loss and Grief Network (ACATLGN) website

Preparing your family for the possibility of a disaster

Australia is a country that is affected by many different types of natural disaster, including floods, bushfires and cyclones.

Read more on Australian Child and Adolescent Trauma, Loss and Grief Network (ACATLGN) website

Kids' Health - Topics - Dealing with natural disasters

Recently we have seen a lot about the powerful side of nature on the news. Earthquakes, freezing weather, blizzards, storms, cyclones, huge rains, floods and bushfires have all been happening around the world.

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

Withdrawal Contraceptive Method | myVMC

The withdrawal contraceptive method is a natural family planning method of contraception in which the male partner interrupts intercourse, so that he can withdraw his penis from his partner's vagina prior to ejaculation, preventing sperm entering the woman's uterus.

Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website

Supporting your child after a natural disaster

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Looking after yourself and your family after a disaster

This booklet is for adults and is designed to help you understand the reactions you – or someone you know – may be experiencing. It contains practical advice, numbers to call and websites to visit if you need extra information or support.

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