What should I know about traditional and home methods of family planning?
Every community has traditional methods to prevent or stop pregnancy. Many of these can be very useful in limiting the number of children a couple has, although they are usually not as effective as modern methods. But some traditional methods are not effective at all, and some can even be very harmful.
Traditional methods that work:
- Withdrawal or pulling out (coitus interruptus)
- Separating partners after childbirth
- Sex without intercourse