The recent CDC Report included information that shocked some people - the more educated a woman is, the more likely it is that she will have ever used a calendar-based family planning method! The report also showed that more educated women are also more likely to use symptoms-based family planning methods such as basal body temperature (BBT) and cervical mucus.
According to the Centers for Disease Report, 28.2% of highly educated women (women with a master's degree or higher) are likely to have used a “calendar-based” method compared to 12.6% of women with less than a high school diploma. They also reported that 11.9% of highly educated women had used a symptoms-based natural method compared to only 2.9% of women who had not graduated from highschool.
The Standard Days Method®, on which CycleBeads® tools are based, is the only scientifically proven “calendar-based” method. As a calendar-based natural method it relies on understanding when a woman can get pregnant based on analysis of thousands of menstrual cycles and calculations regarding the timing of ovulation and the potential fertile days.
We at Cycle Technologies weren’t particularly surprised. to hear that almost 1/3 of highly educated women in the US have used a calendar-based family planning option. In talking to women who use CycleBeads, we’ve found that they are generally well educated and have done a lot of research about their contraceptive options before choosing this method. Smart women who do their homework understand that it can be easy and effective to plan or prevent pregnancy naturally with a simple tool like CycleBeads.
Read the full CDC Report here: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr062.pdf