SDM Implementation Guidelines


[1] M. Arevalo et al. “A fixed formula to define the fertile window of the menstrual cycle as the basis of a simple method of Natural Family Planning”, Contraception 60 (1999); 357-60.

[2] CYP Conversion Factors. The Evaluation Project, 1999.

[3] Wilcox A.J., Dunson D, Baird D. The timing of the fertile window in the menstrual cycle; day specific estimates from a prospective study. British Medical Journal. 2000: 321:1259-62.

[4] M. Arevalo et al. “Efficacy of a new method of family planning: the Standard Days Method”, Contraception 65 (2002) 333-338.


[6] World Health Organization. Improving access to quality care in family planning. Medical eligibility criteria for contraceptive use. 2nd.edition, Geneva, 2002.

[7] Arevalo, Marcos. Are fertility awareness-based methods of family planning appropriate for younger women? Poster session,

[8] reference to come

[9] Laing, John. Continuation and Effectiveness of Contraceptive Practice: A Cross-Sectional Approach, Studies in Family Planning, 16 (3), 1985.

[10] reference to come

[11] Yan Che, John Cleland, Mohamed Ali. Periodic Abstinence in Developing Countries: An Assessment of Failure Rates and Consequences. Contraception 69 (2004).

[12] James N Gribble, “Mind the gap: responding to the global funding crisis in family planning” Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care 2004: 30(3).

[13] Bicaba, A., Moran, A., Dineen, R. Acceptability and Feasibility of Introducing the SDM in Reproductive Health Clinics in Burkina Faso, West Africa, January 2004.

[14] Lundgren, R, et al. Cultivating Men’s Interest in Family Planning


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