Family Planning

The Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System can be used both for avoiding and for achieving a pregnancy.  The system is a true system of family planning which is used according to the intentions of each couple.

The following are FAQs regarding the use of the system for normal family planning purposes.  More FAQs will be added in the upcoming months.  If you don’t see your question, please Contact Us directly and we will be glad to answer your questions.  You can also contact one of our practitioners directly for a free and confidential consultation.


How effective is the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System for achieving a pregnancy?

For couples of normal fertility who want to use the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System to achieve a pregnancy, the following rates of success have been found among couples using the system with the intention of achieving becoming pregnant:

  • 76% of couples who use Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System days of fertility for intercourse conceive in the first cycle.
  • 90% of couples who use Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System days of fertility for intercourse can conceive by the third cycle.
  • 98% of couples who use Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System days of fertility can conceive by the sixth cycle.

How effective is the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System for couples using it to avoid pregnancy?

For couples who want to use this system to avoid a pregnancy, the use effectiveness rate is 96.8% for typical use and 99.5% for perfect use. These findings were published by TW Hilgers and JB Stanford in the Journal of Reproductive Medicine (J Reprod Med. 1998 Jun; 43(6):495-502).  

The Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System has a greater typical use effectiveness than oral hormonal contraception, i.e. “the pill”, which has a typical use effectiveness of 91% according to the CDC. Comparing this with the typical use effectiveness rate of the CrMS at 96.8%, the CrMS has been shown to be a more effective system in typical use.

All peer-reviewed studies done on the effectiveness of the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System involved couples who learned the system from a FertilityCare™ Practitioner and continued to use the system according to the instructions of the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System.



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