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The Fertility Awareness Method only works naturally. It requires a commitment to getting off chemical birth control and charting the natural fertility signs your body produces.
If you're currently on birth control and want to transition to the Fertility Awareness Method, that's fantastic! Congratulations! It may take a few months for your body to re-adjust to naturally ovulating, menstruating, and secreting reproductive fluids, but we think you'll find the transition worth the adjustment.×
The short version is this: Any thermometer that is accurate to within one-tenth (1/10) of a degree will work for taking your waking temperature for the Fertility Awareness Method. You can get such a thermometer at any drug store.
A basal thermometer is a thermometer used to take the basal (base) body temperature, the temperature upon waking. Basal body temperature is much less affected than daytime temperature by environmental factors such as exercise and food intake. This allows small changes in body temperature to be detected, such as those caused by ovulation.
Glass fever thermometers typically have markings every 0.1 °C or 0.2 °F. Basal temperature is stable enough to require accuracy of at least 0.05 °C or 0.1 °F, so special glass basal thermometers are distinct from glass fever thermometers.×