Contraception

We at Ethical Family Planning have one goal in mind: education. We feel women should be empowered to make informed decisions about their birth control methods, and not be forced to pop a pill every day for the rest of her fertile life because of simply not knowing there are other options. Totally natural Fertility Awareness, hormone-free barrier contraceptives, or even synthetic hormones, there is no single form of birth control that is ideal for all women of all ages at all points of life.

 

 

The popularity of non hormonal birth control is increasing every day as women take control over their bodies and learn about their contraceptive options. Countless products, such as chemical free spermicide alternatives, more effective barriers, and contraceptive monitors that make fertility charting a breeze are available to help the health conscious consumer succeed with the birth control of her choice. Of course, we recommended you always discuss your findings with your doctor or a family planning consultant.

 

 

There Are Various Birth Control Options
choosing a contraceptive method

If you are researching various contraceptive methods, it means you are not just following the crowd and using a hormonal contraception because it is what everyone seems to do. Good for you. But as you will soon learn there are so many methods of contraception that choosing what is best for you can be confusing

 

Hormonal or non-hormonal, IUDs, barriers, cervical caps and much more - we break down all the different methods available to you and give the pros and cons of each one.

Read More About All Your Contraceptive Options Here

 

 

Hormonal Contraception

Hormonal contraceptive pills

Since hormonal contraception was first introduced in the 1960's it has become far and away the most popular form of birth control. It gives a woman control over her fertility and is easy to use. And many times, the pill is a necessary form of birth control.

 

However, the side effects of hormonal contraception are not often talked about, but extremely significant. Learn about the carcinogenic effect of hormones and hormonal contamination to our environment and other long lasting affects.

Read More About Hormonal Contraception Here

 

 

Barrier Contraception

Barrier contraceptive devices

Condoms are over and above the most popular and well known barrier contraceptive, but for people looking to go 'non-hormonal,' they are not the only barrier option.

 

Those who practice Fertility Awareness will oftentimes use a barrier contraceptive, but many do not like the feeling of a silicone sheath obstructing the natural intimacy of skin to skin contact. Diaphragms, cervical caps, and and contraceptive sponges are all less known methods of birth control that can be very effective in preventing pregnancy.

Read More About Barrier Contraceptives Here

 

 

Vegan Condoms

French Letter vegan condoms

If you want a short term method of contraception that is all natural, you may automatically think condoms. But what exactly is going into the typical drug store condom?

 

French Letter condoms are the perfect option for the vegan and environmentally aware consumer. With three different styles to choose from for an enhanced intimate experience, you are sure to find the perfect Eco-friendly complement to your love life.

Read More About Vegan French Letter Condoms Here

 

 

Diaphragms

Buy milex diaphragm for barrier contraception

Many women who are seeking a natural for of birth control choose a diaphragm, to use either as their sole contraceptive method or to use in conjunction with Natural Family Planning where the diaphragm will only need during the short fertility window.

 

A diaphragm is a latex or silicone cup with a firm flexible rim and shallow dome that is inserted within the vaginal canal to block sperm from entering the cervix. Spermicide is applied to the outer surface of the diaphragm in order to stop sperm from creeping in through the sides.

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FemCap Cervical Cap

FemCap starter pack

The FemCap cervical cap is the premier barrier contraceptive on the market today. Barrier contraceptives are experiencing a revival as couples learn about the benefits of going non-hormonal and are seeking a safe, natural, easy to use, and effective contraceptive option.

 

FemCap is a 100% natural, vegan-friendly form of reversible contraception. It is hormone and latex free and has been in production for over 10 years. It was designed to improve on diaphragms that are larger and intimidating to insert and condoms that interrupt the flow of the sexual experience and can break or tear.

Read More About The FemCap Here

 

 

Nonoxonol-9 Chemical Spermicide

N-9 Spermicide

Most couples who choose barrier contraceptives do so for the environmental and health benefits of going non-hormonal, but what about the accompanying spermicide that must be used in order to keep a barrier contraceptive effective. Are they natural too?

 

Unfortunately, many spermicides are laden with an alarming amount of chemicals that often cause skin irritation and can be harmful to your health. Get educated on what is actually in your spermicide before you decide to buy.

Read More About Chemical Based Spermicides Here

 

 

Natural And Reliable Spermicide Alternative

ContraGel natural spermicide

ContraGel is the all-natural, vegan, safe and effective spermicide alternative that is taking the barrier contraceptive world by storm.

 

With 100% natural ingredients, ContraGel Green reduces the risk and occurrence of many adverse reactions which are synonymous with chemically packed spermicides, in particular those containing Nonoxynol-9.

Read More About ContraGel Here

 

 

Do Homemade Spermicides Work?

DIYl natural spermicide

Some women looking to use a natural spermicide and frustrated by their pharmacies weak offering look to their pantries to see if they can whip up a spermicide in the kitchen.

 

Even though we usually praise the Do-It-Yourself effort to have complete and secure knowledge about what is going into your food, cosmetics, anything else you venture to make, we strongly advise against homemade spermicide. Their effectiveness is minimal at best.

Read More About ContraGel Here

 

 

What Are Contraceptive Monitors?

cyclotest fertility monitor

Deciding to embark on a journey towards hormone free birth control is a liberating decision, but it may also seem like a lot of work you don't really have time for. Taking your temperature each morning and creating, maintaining, and most importantly understanding a chart can be overwhelming. Don't worry - you're not alone!

 

Contraceptive Monitors such as Cyclotest take all the hard work out of Natural Family Planning. With Cyclotest, all you have to do is take your temperature from an integrated thermometer on your handheld device and a clear chart, with your complete fertility story, will instantly appear. Brilliant!

Read More About The Benefits Of Contraceptive Monitors Here

 

 

Comparing Contraceptive Monitors

contraceptive or fertility monitor for natural family planning

No matter which contraceptive monitor you choose, we are confident you will be happy in your decision to get in touch with your natural rhythm and help yourself and the environment by staying hormone free.

 

There are numerous monitors options though, each with subtle and not so subtle differences. We compare features such at BBT features, adding additional fertility indicators, downloading data, and display features.

Read More About The Different Contraceptive Monitors Here

 

 

Cyclotest Contraceptive Monitor

cyclotest fertility monitor

Cyclotest contraceptive monitors are the premier contraceptive monitors on the market today. Deceptively small and convenient for such a versatile device, this powerhouse package is your key to successful natural family planning.

 

It is built with the busy women in mind, with small details like an alarm, a built in thermometer, and an intuitive, clear display that marks your fertility window. But hands down, the best part about Cyclotest is its incredible 99% reliability.

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  1. Cyclotest - The Contraceptive Monitor With 99% Reliability

    Cyclotest - The Contraceptive Monitor With 99% Reliability - English Language Version

    99% Accurate, Cyclotest 2 Plus sympto-thermal fertility monitor for contraception can monitor your daily basal body temperature (BBT) and menstruation data (plus optionally LH hormone surges, cervical mucus if you wish) to accurately identify ovulation and as a result predict your fertility window, letting you know when intercourse could lead to pregnancy.

     

    English language version with free start-up call included in price when purchased from us.

     

    • 100% Natural
    • Totally Hormone Free.
    • Allows Instantly Reversible Contraception.
    • NFP Friendly.
    • USB Connectivity.
    • Monitors BBT and Optional LH/Cervical Mucus Observations .
    • Powerful Tool For Gynaecologists.
    • Pearl Index of 1 (99% Reliability).
    • 25+ Years R&D.
    • 2 Year Warranty.
    • Centralised End User Support.
    • German Manufactured.
    • CE 0123 Certified.
    • English Language Version.
    • Cyclotest products can not be shipped to USA and Canada.

     

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    Price (Inc. VAT): £149.00

  2. Cyclotest Lady Quality BBT Thermometer with Fertility Charting Kit

    Cyclotest Lady Quality BBT Thermometer with Fertility Charting Kit

    Cyclotest Lady BBT Thermometer is an exceptionally high quality thermometer which comes with a cayy case which contains fertility charts to map ovulation for Natural Family Planning (NFP).

     

    • Exceptionally high quality BBT thermometer.
    • 100th degree accuracy.
    • Comes in a sturdy, stitched case containing pencil and fertility charts.
    • Low battery indicator.
    • Cyclotest products can not be shipped to USA and Canada.

     

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    Price (Inc. VAT): £16.50

  3. Cyclotest 2 Plus Software - An Optional Extra For Downloading Your Fertility Charts

    Cyclotest 2 Plus Software - An Optional Extra For Downloading Your Fertility Charts

    Cyclotest 2 Plus Software, an optional addition for a Cyclotest monitor which allows the users fertility profile to be downloaded to their computer. This can be printed off or PDF'd to email to their Doctor if needed. Note, this is included for free when buying the Cyclotest Baby device.

     

    English language version with free start-up call included in price when purchased from us.

     

    • Accessory for Cyclotest 2 Plus contraceptive monitor
    • English language software CD for Windows PC.
    • Can run on most dual-boot Macs.
    • Fertility charts can be downloaded to PDF to be printed or emailed.
    • USB cable and instructions included.
    • Cyclotest products can not be shipped to USA and Canada.

     

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    Price (Inc. VAT): £29.00

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    Cyclotest LH Hormone Ovulation Predictor Kit (Pack of 9 Tests)

    In-vitro diagnostic test for self testing. The Cyclotest LH Test is a single-stage ovulation test with hygienic holder for detecting the ovulatory hormone LH in urine in order to determine the most fertile phase prior to ovulation. 9 tests are included.

     

    • Hygienic, luxury style, mid-stream test.
    • Simple, clear, fast & safe.
    • 99% accurate.
    • Cyclotest products can not be shipped to USA and Canada.

     

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    Price (Inc. VAT): £22.50

  5. French Letter Fair Trade  Vegan Condoms for Ethical Contraception with No Hormones.

    French Letter Fair Trade Condoms - Pack of 12

    French Letter vegan condoms are guaranteed to be free of Nonoxynol 9 spermicide which will save a lot of people a lot of itching. They are totally compatible with ContraGel, our natural alternative to spermicide and YES organic lubricants.

     

    • Fair Trade condoms
    • Contain no animal by-products
    • 12 condoms in each pack
    • 3 different styles to choose from
    • Sheer Caress - Silky Light for a Real Feeling
    • Linger Lust - Each with integrated potency ring which prolongs and enhances performance
    • Stimulating Massage - Smothered in indulgent studs and ribs

     

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    Price (Inc. VAT): £7.99

  6. Buy The FemCap Cervical Cap

    FemCap Cervical Cap for Hormone Free Barrier Contraception

    A latex free, cervical cap for hormone free contraception. The simple system of having only 3 sizes available means that you can decide the correct size yourself without having a fitting from your Doctor or Gynecologist.

     

    • 100% Natural Instantly Reversible Contraception. 
    • Totally Hormone Free. 
    • Latex Free. 
    • Vegan - Contains No Animal By-Products.
    • Over 10 Years Production History. 
    • American Manufactured. 
    • FDA Approved. 
    • Health Canada Approved.
    • EU / CE 0470 Certified.

     

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    Price (Inc. VAT): £50.00

  7. Milex Omniflex Diaphragms - For Reusable Barrier Contraception

    Milex Omniflex Diaphragms - For Reusable Barrier Contraception

    Milex silicone diaphragm, with Omniflex style spring. Available in 60mm, 65mm, 70mm, 75mm, 80mm, 85mm, 90mm. Sizing must be determined by your Doctor or Gynaecologist.

     

    • High Durability And Longer Use Life
    • Hypoallergenic
    • Avoids Latex Allergy
    • Does Not Absorb Odours or Secretions
    • Sterilizable, Can Be Boiled or Autoclaved
    • Broad Rim With Lip Keeps Gel Inside Diaphragm And Keeps Tight Fit
    • Sizing Compatible With Ortho All-Flex Sizing
    • Storage Box And Instructions For Use Included

     

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    Price (Inc. VAT): £39.99

  8. ContraGel - Alternativa Natural al Espermicida - Tubo 60g

    ContraGel - The Natural Alternative to Spermicide - 60ml Tube

    ContraGel Green, the Natural, Vegan Alternative to Spermicide, large 60g tube. The ideal gel for your diaphragm or cervical cap, natural and safe. Compatible with YES Organic lubricants and our range of vegan condoms.

     

    •  Totally Hormone Free 
    •  Instantly Reversible Contraception. 
    •  Totally Free of Nonoxynol 9. 
    •  Vegan
    •  Waterbased
    •  Compatible with YES organic lubricants
    •  Available Over The Counter (OTC Non-Prescription) 
    •  Over 35 Years Production History. 
    •  European Manufactured. 
    •  CE 0124 Certified. 

     

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    Price (Inc. VAT): £15.00

  9. Milex Arcing Diaphragms - The Reusable Barrier Contraceptive

    Milex Arcing Diaphragms - For Reusable Barrier Contraception

    Milex silicone diaphragm, with Arcing style spring. Available in 60mm, 65mm, 70mm, 75mm, 80mm, 85mm, 90mm. Sizing must be determined by your Doctor or Gynaecologist.

     

    • High Durability And Longer Use Life
    • Hypoallergenic
    • Avoids Latex Allergy
    • Does Not Absorb Odors or Secretions
    • Sterilizable, Can Be Boiled or Autoclaved
    • Broad Rim With Lip Keeps Gel Inside Diaphragm And Keeps Tight Fit
    • Sizing Compatible With Ortho All-Flex Sizing
    • Storage Box And Instructions For Use Included

     

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    Price (Inc. VAT): £39.99

  10. Caya Single Size Contoured Diaphragm

    Caya Single Size Contoured Diaphragm

    Caya is a single-size contraceptive barrier device designed to fit a broad range of women. The contoured diaphragm design is easy to use and offers discreet contraceptive protection.

     

    • 100% Natural Instantly Reversible Contraception. 
    • Totally Hormone Free. 
    • Latex Free.
    • One Size Fits Most Women.
    • Suitable for users of 65mm, 70mm, 75mm or 80mm diaphragms.
    • EU / CE 0470 Certified.
    • Not Available In Australia or USA.

     

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    Price (Inc. VAT): £40.00

  11. Pesante - Pack of 3 X Female Condoms

    Pasante Non-Spermicidally Lubricated, Non-Latex Female Condoms

    Pasante branded pack of Female Condoms. Giving women choice. Non-spermicidally lubricated non-latex female condom. Soft and comfortable, it lines the inside of the vagina and provides superior heat transfer and sensitivity. Compatible with ContraGel and YES lubricants.

     

    • Length: 170mm, Width: 80mm, Average Thickness: 50 microns.
    • Currently the world's ONLY non-spermicidally lubricated non-latex female condom.
    • Can be inserted up to an hour before.
    • Odourless, tasteless and does not require male erection.
    • Prevents the spread of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV and AIDS.
    • Does not reduce a male partner's stimulation.
    • Protects the vagina and vulva.
    • Can be used by people with latex sensitivities.
    • Erection not necessary to keep condom in place.

     

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    Price (Inc. VAT): £5.50

  12. Milex Diaphragm Fitting Kit

    Milex Diaphragm Fitting Kit

    Milex silicone diaphragm fitting kit. Allows diaphragm sizing to be determined by Doctors or Gynaecologists. Contains 5 diaphragms of 65, 70, 75, 80 and 85mm for sizing purposes, NOT for contraceptive use.

     

    • High Durability And Longer Use Life
    • Hypoallergenic
    • Avoids Latex Allergy
    • Does Not Absorb Odors or Secretions
    • Sterilizable, Can Be Boiled or Autoclaved
    • Broad Rim With Lip Keeps Gel Inside Diaphragm And Keeps Tight Fit
    • Sizing Compatible With Ortho All-Flex Sizing
    • Storage Box With Lid Included

     

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    Price (Inc. VAT): £60.00

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