Hormone-free contraception: the methods at a glance

Headaches, loss of libido, depressive moods: the list of side effects of hormonal contraceptives such as the pill or the hormone spiral is long. Hormone-free contraception is therefore becoming increasingly important. The special thing about it is that the contraception is free of side effects. With the trackle contraceptive computer you can use hormone-free contraception: Simple, digital and safe. We accompany you on your way, so here you will find out everything that is important for you if you decide to use hormone-free contraception.

Hormonfreie Verhütung mit trackle. Bild der App und des Sensors.

How can I take contraception without hormones?

Contraception with hormonal contraceptives such as the hormone implant, the birth control pill or the contraceptive patch mess up your hormone balance. They make sure that you forget to listen to your body and to interpret your body signals correctly. It's so important to understand your body and what's going on in it - especially when it comes to something as important as birth control.

Anyone who wants to start using hormone-free contraception faces a number of questions: Which hormone-free contraceptives are there? What to pay attention to? How safe is hormone-free contraception? We would like to answer these questions for you and give you the security you need.


Alternative to the pill: Hormone-free contraception with natural family planning

Hormone-free contraception is also often referred to as natural contraception because it has no side effects. If you are looking for an alternative to the pill, you will find it pretty quickly Natural family planning arrive. In the following sections of text we will give you an overview of the hormone-free contraceptive methods, as well as their advantages and disadvantages.

Der trackle Sensor misst mit der symptothermalen Methode.

The Symptothermal Method

With the trackle contraceptive computer do you prevent after the Rules of the Symptothermal Method. It is considered the safest method in natural family planning - trackle makes the application more digital and easier to use and takes away the fear of doing something wrong. With so-called perfect use - that means: no vaginal intercourse during the fertile period - she has one Pearl Index from 0.4. For protected traffic, the Pearl Index is 0.6. With the Symptothermal method, you can determine your fertile time window very precisely, because you are only fertile around ovulation. The Symptothermal method evaluates two indicators of fertility: your core body temperature and your cervical mucus. The evaluation is therefore carried out by double checking. This is what makes the method so safe. Would you like more information, how to prevent with trackle. 

Die Temperaturmethode. Thermometer als Messmittel.

The temperature method

As the name suggests, the temperature method only evaluates your temperature and does not evaluate another fertility indicator such as cervical mucus or the position of the cervix. That makes them much more insecure than them symptothermal method, in which, in addition to your body core temperature, another fertility indicator like your Zervixschleim included in the evaluation.

Die Billingsmethode. Zervixschleim beobachten.

The Billings method – also known as the cervical mucus method

Shortly before ovulation, the consistency of the Zervixschleims. The billing method takes advantage of this. With this method of hormone-free contraception, you monitor your cervical mucus every day and record it in a table to determine any changes. But the same applies here as with the temperature method: Only one fertility indicator is included in the evaluation, which makes it much less reliable than that symptothermal method.

  • Die Kalendermethode. Mensch trägt in seinen Kalender etwas ein.
  • The calendar method and coitus interruptus: Warning, unsafe!

    First of all: These two methods are NOT recommended! They are considered unsafe and are therefore not suitable for contraceptive purposes. With the Calendar method the approximate time of ovulation can be determined, but the method primarily assumes cycles of 28 days. Everyone cycle but is individual and even regular cycles, by which you might set a clock, sometimes lengthen or shorten. Especially when it comes to contraception, you should not rely on the calculation of an approximate time window, it can go terribly wrong! 

    At the Interrupted Coupling the responsibility lies with the man: he pulls his penis out of the vagina before ejaculation so that no sperm can get into the vagina. Even if this should actually work in time despite the highway of happiness, there is still the pleasure drop, also called pre-ejaculate. It comes out before the actual ejaculation and can preserve sperm. The man usually doesn't notice the exit at all. So here too: clear recommendation NOT to prevent coitus interruptus!

Fertile and infertile days of the cycle

Natural Family Planning is all about the ovulation, because you have your fertile time window around ovulation. This is the basis of natural contraception: If you know when you are fertile - i.e. know when you could get pregnant - you also know when you need to use an additional contraceptive such as a condom or diaphragm to avoid pregnancy to become.

Hormone-free contraception: this is important to note

You want to prevent hormone-free? Then there are a few things you need to be aware of that may be new to you. But don't worry: Hormone-free contraception is exciting and interesting, because you not only use contraception without side effects, you also get to know and understand yourself and your body in a completely new way. We give you an overview of what you have to pay attention to.

Fertile and infertile days of the cycle

In the Natural family planning everything revolves around ovulation, because you have your fertile time window around ovulation. This is the basis of natural contraception: If you know when you are fertile - i.e. know when you could get pregnant - you also know when you need to use an additional contraceptive such as a condom or diaphragm to avoid pregnancy to become.

Hormonfrei Verhüten- Pille im Blister

stop taking the pill

Before you start using non-hormonal contraceptives, you must stop using hormonal contraceptives such as the pill or the hormone spiral. A natural one cycle without hormonal influence is the basis of natural and hormone-free contraception.

trackle macht hormonfreies Verhüten einfach. Glückliche, erleichterte Frau.

trackle makes hormone-free contraception easy

Hormone-free contraception works differently than taking a hormone pill every day. If you want to use natural family planning for birth control, you need to acquire some knowledge, especially in the beginning, to understand how it all works. But don't worry: It's not that complicated! Above all, it is extremely interesting, because you get to know and understand yourself and your body. trackle uses the safest method of natural family planning and helps you to apply a scientifically well-researched method simply and digitally and you hormone-free contraception to make it as easy as possible.


Advantages of hormone-free contraception

If you decide to use hormone-free contraception, there are many advantages waiting for you. We have summarized for you what you can definitely look forward to when it says: Goodbye hormones!

Frau sieht sich im Spiegel an.

You get to know your body

We can't say it often enough: those who know are free and can decide for themselves. With natural contraception you start your cycle to understand and listen to you. Something like your period will no longer surprise you.

Keine Nebenwirkungen mehr. Glückliche und erleichterte Frau am Strand.

No more side effects from the pill!

Goodbye headaches – hello libido! the hormone-free contraception is free of side effects and natural. Especially if you have suffered from bad side effects of the pill, this is a huge plus for hormone-free contraception.

Die perfekte Basis für eine Schwangerschaft. Pärchen liegt im Bett und ist glücklich.

The perfect basis for a pregnancy – eventually!

You can't imagine pregnancy at the moment, but maybe someday? The hormone-free contraception with trackle is exactly the right pioneer for this. through the symptothermal method you can precisely determine your fertile time window: This is important if you want to take contraceptive measures and just as important if if you want to get pregnant. In one case, you use additional protection during your fertile days, for example, with a condom or do not have sex - in the other case, you only really get going on your fertile days! You don't even have to know when and if you want children. But one thing is certain: Knowing and understanding your own body and cycle is the perfect basis for all important decisions in life.