The Marquette Model of natural family planning
(NFP) was developed for use with the ClearPlan Easy Fertility Monitor (also called the ClearBlue Easy Fertility Monitor) along with other natural biological markers of fertility as a means to avoid or achieve pregnancy.
These instructions assume you have purchased a ClearBlue Easy Fertility Monitor (CEFM) and have read the fertility monitor instruction booklet. The instructions (on the right) start on the first day of your user’s next menstrual cycle. The menstrual cycle begins on the first day of your period (i.e., menses).
for Women's Health Problems
There are a number of health problems that should trigger a referral for medical assessment and treatment if necessary. The following are some of the signs and symptoms to be aware of:
Disorders of Bleeding There are several types of abnormal bleeding that require medical referral. These are:
Mid-cycle bleeding or spotting
Very heavy bleeding or flooding
Any bleeding after menopause
Spotting after intercourse
Any woman who has bleeding after menopause should see her doctor or health car provider. Skipping periods, even if the woman isn’t pregnant, is a problem that should be evaluated.
Breast changes Breast changes that require referral are as follows:
Changes in shape and size
Discharge or bleeding from the nipple
Persistent tenderness or pain
Lumps in the breast
Occasionally a woman may notice a lump in her breast pre-menstrually. If the lump persists past her menses or occurs during the first half of the cycle, this should be referred.
Vaginal Changes and Sexual Problems The following vaginal and sexual problems are recommended for medical referral and assessment.