Count the beads, identify their colours and control your fertility.
simple, inexpensive, non-clinical and easy-to-use natural
family planning method, could well be the answer to the problem of
burgeoning population of India, the second-most populous nation that
recently welcomed the footfall of world’s seven billionth baby on its soil.
Developed by researchers at Georgetown University’s Institute for
Reproductive Health, Cyclebeads is based on the Standard Days Method (SDM)
and is a very effective method for women to prevent unplanned pregnancies.
This method is designed for women with cycles between 26 and 32 days.
Cyclebeads is a colour-coded string of beads that represents the days of a
woman’s menstrual cycle. A woman simply moves a ring over the beads to track
each day of her cycle. The colour of the beads lets her know whether she is
on a day when she is fertile or not.
For using this technology, a woman has to put the rubber ring on the red
bead on the day she starts her period. Each day she moves the ring one bead.
While the ring is on a red or dark bead, there is little possibility of
pregnancy and thus safe for intercourse.
When the ring is on a white bead --- Days 8 through 19-- there is a high
possibility of becoming pregnant, with unprotected intercourse.
Cyclebeads are manufactured and distributed in India by the Government of
India owned HLL Lifecare Ltd (HLL), the largest contraceptive manufacturer
and leader in innovative family planning healthcare products through an
agreement between HLL and Cycle Technologies (US), the original license- UNI