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Condoms: How to use them and how effective are they?

One of the most commonly used and widely available options, condoms are the contraceptive method of choice for many. But how effective are condoms? What’s the failure rate of condoms? And why do they fail in the first place? In this post, we’re going to look at condom effectiveness and some of the advantages and disadvantages of using condoms. We'll also touch on some other methods that are available.

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Birth Control

Non-estrogen birth control: Minipill and other non-hormonal options

Estrogen is a naturally occurring sex hormone. Among other roles, it plays an important part in puberty and reproduction. A synthetic version of this hormone is often used in birth control methods as a means to prevent pregnancy. However, some people can’t or don’t want to use birth control containing estrogen. The good news is there are a range of methods out there that don’t contain this hormone. In this article, we’ll take a look at the different types of birth control without estrogen, how they work, and why you might choose to use them.

13 min read

Birth Control

Switching birth control methods: A how-to guide

Over our fertile lifetimes, we’re likely to change birth control methods multiple times. The reasons why vary, and can be related to a lack of suitable options, or the fact our needs and preferences change over time. Switching birth control methods is an important decision, and in this article, we’ll help guide you through it by going over how to switch between methods, what to think about ahead of time, and possible side effects.

14 min read


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Introducing NC° Postpartum

Recovery is not always linear, and the postpartum experience looks different for everyone. At Natural Cycles, we’re dedicated to supporting you throughout your fertility journey, whether that’s preventing pregnancy, planning pregnancy, following your pregnancy, or in the weeks and months after giving birth. That’s why we’re launching NC° Postpartum, a new mode that’s here to support you in this important part of the process.

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How to get the most out of your fitness with each cycle phase: Interview with Dani Coleman, Pvolve’s Director of Training

We get a lot of questions — and requests for more resources — around how the menstrual cycle impacts workouts, so we’re excited to partner with Pvolve, the science-led workout method that delivers proven results through low-impact, energizing movements.

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5 Happy morning hacks with NC°

From measuring your temperature to finding out your fertility status, mornings are an important time for the NC° community. Whether you’re a duvet diver or an early riser, we want you to have the best start to your day possible, so we’ve put together a list of five features that can help you rise and shine in the smoothest way.

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