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Contraception. 2000 Feb;61(2):121-9.

Characteristics of women associated with continuing instruction in the Creighton Model Fertility Care System.

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Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA. jstanford@dfpm.utah.edu

Abstract

Effective use of natural family planning is strongly dependent upon adequate instruction. The Creighton Model Fertility Care System (CrMS) has a standardized protocol for instruction of new users that includes individual follow-up visits in the first year of use. This study evaluated the number of follow-up visits completed by new CrMS users from eight CrMS centers in the United States. Four follow-up visits were completed by 75.7% of women. Women who continued instruction were more likely to be educated, Catholic, and white, and to have a more challenging reproductive status (discontinuing oral contraceptives, or breastfeeding). These results suggest that the number of follow-up visits needed varies among new CrMS users. Future research should address the optimal length of instruction for adequate use of the CrMS by women with different characteristics and needs.

PMID:
10802277
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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