The Creighton Model FertilityCare System is 99.5% effective at avoiding pregnancy for those who use the system perfectly.
The typical use effectiveness at avoiding pregnancy is 96.8%.
Comparatively, the use effectiveness for the birth control pill is 91% and a condom is 82%.
Advantages of using the Creighton Model System to avoid pregnancy:
- Medically safe:
- no artificial hormones
- no irritating devices or "medicines"
- Highly effective:
- 99.5% method effective
- 96.8% use effective
- Safe and effective during all life circumstances, including:
- Regular cycles
- Irregular cycles
- Post-pill (or any other birth control)
- or any other situation!
- A shared system between the spouses
- Respects the dignity of women and the integrity of marriage
If there is a serious reason to avoid pregnancy, a family planning progesterone blood draw can confirm ovulation has passed. In a 13-year study (632 cycles/105 women, including women with multiple children), there were zero reported pregnancies using the family planning progesterone blood draw.
After learning the Creighton Model, intercourse should be avoided to avoid pregnancy on the heavy and moderate days of the menstrual flow and the baby days as shown on this chart. The baby days represent an average of 5-6 days of mucus plus 3 days to account for post-peak ovulation.
If you are ready to learn more, select Office Session or Online Session. If you have general questions, choose an Exploratory Session.