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Contraceptive application of the Bioself fertility indicator.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7805373     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Bioself fertility indicator is a hand-held electronic device that combines the basal body temperature and calendar methods for planning or preventing pregnancy. A study was undertaken in three centers in the province of Québec, Canada, to evaluate the Bioself device as a contraceptive aid. Eighty-three women were recruited; they accumulated 745 cycles of use. Six unplanned pregnancies occurred from unprotected intercourse during the fertile phase of the cycle, as indicated by the Bioself device. The pregnancy rate was 9.02 per 100 women-years and the one-year discontinuation rate was 32.5%. The low pregnancy rate is attributed to the women's experience in natural family planning, reinforced, in 51% of the cycles, by protection from additional barrier methods. It was concluded that the Bioself device is an effective contraceptive aid for couples who are aware of the pros and cons of natural family planning and desire a noninvasive means of contraception.
J Drouin; E E Guilbert; G Désaulniers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Contraception     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0010-7824     ISO Abbreviation:  Contraception     Publication Date:  1994 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-02-02     Completed Date:  1995-02-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0234361     Medline TA:  Contraception     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  229-38     Citation Subset:  IM; J    
Family Planning Clinic, Le Centre Hospitalier de l'Université Laval Québec, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Body Temperature
Contraceptive Devices
Family Planning Services*
Natural Family Planning Methods
Ovulation Detection / instrumentation*
Patient Compliance
Self Care*
Time Factors

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