“What’s the ‘greenest’ birth control” you ask?
Abstinence! (Okay, well… aside from abstinence?)
The Fertility Awareness Method! Charting your cycles is eco-friendly because:
- There’s no packaging! (aside from your thermometer and paper charts if you use them)
- It’s hormone-free… the same way we like our dairy and meat to be hormone-free! (And fish and reptiles appreciate less Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in the water too.)
- It’s highly-effective! The perfect-use effectiveness is 99.6% and typical-use effectiveness is 98.2%. (http://tiny.cc/nl0pex).
While it doesn’t offer any protection against STIs just like all other forms of birth control (except for condoms), I believe the Fertility Awareness Method to be a ‘greener’ choice than all the other choices out there.
Learn how to “green your birth control” at the next Natural Birth Control class I’m teaching. It’s $50/person, your non-charting partner is encouraged to attend with you for free, and breastfeeding/postpartum mamas may bring their babes-in-arms! Contact me to register :)
PS - If you can’t make it to that class, the online streaming Natural Birth Control video class is available here 24/7!