Our cycle computers in comparison

Have a look at your options for monitoring your cycle:




  • CoilPearl-Index: 0.09

    Effect

    Solidifies cervical mucus, forming a barrier against sperms, prevents endometrium build-up and thus implantation of the fertilized egg in the uterus.

    Pro

    Very safe, remains effective for up to 5 years. Highly safe.

    Contra

    Possible side-effects: e.g. loss of libido, acne, depressive moods, headaches. Can slip out of position or be rejected by the body. Risk of abdominal pregnancy.

  • Contraceptive patchPearl-Index: 0.72-0.9

    Effect

    Wear the hormone-emitting patch on your skin and change it once a week.

    Pro

    Easy to use.

    Contra

    Skin irritation cannot be excluded, should not come in contact with cosmetics or oils. The patch is visible. Risk of thrombosis even higher than that of the pill.

  • Cycle computer Lady-Comp / pearlyPearl-Index: 0.7

    Effect

    Measure your temperature once daily for one minute with a sensor placed under the tongue. The device will automatically display whether you are fertile that day or not.

    Pro

    Very safe. Easy to use. Not bad for your body because chemicals are not being taken. No other costs for Lady-Comp device.

    Contra

    Use other forms of sexuality or a condom on the few fertile days.

  • Mini-pillPearl-Index: 0.4-2.5

    Effect

    Daily intake of a hormone preparation. The gestagen hormone slows down endometrium build-up, solidifies the cervical mucus so that it becomes impermeable and stiffens the uterine tube.

    Pro

    Unlike the pill, the mini-pill does not prevent ovulation. Rather safe.

    Contra

    Requires some discipline on the part of the user. Fluctuations of less than two hours in taking the preparation can reduce reliability. Spotting and intermenstrual bleeding are frequent. Influences hormone balance.

  • Temperature method in combination with monitoring cervical mucusPearl-Index: lower than 1

    Effect

    Measure your temperature once a day before getting out of bed. You will also need to check the texture of cervical mucus (produced inside the cervical neck) outside the vagina with your fingers.

    Pro

    No side-effects, highly natural. Women learn a lot about their body. Highly reliable.

    Contra

    Requires a high level of discipline. Many application and evaluation rules. You need experience to correctly understand the measurement curves and signs of your body.

  • Vaginal ringPearl-Index: similar to the pill

    Effect

    The hormone-emitting ring is inserted into the vagina and replaced once a month. Same effect as the pill.

    Pro

    Easy to use.

    Contra

    Can disturb intercourse, should be checked regularly for location; risk of breaking, risks and side-effects due to hormone intake.

  • CondomPearl-Index: 2-5

    Effect

    Condoms are made of thin latex (rubber). They are soft and elastic and are rolled onto the penis before intercourse.

    Pro

    Can be used any time. Also protects from infections such as aids.

    Contra

    Considered disturbing and “a barrier between lovers”. May lead to allergic reactions. To be used with the greatest care on highly fertile days.

  • Copper chainPearl-Index: similar to pill

    Effect

    The copper chain is anchored in the uterus.

    Pro

    Very safe.

    Contra

    Risk of infection, lesion or risk of piercing the uterus when inserting or removing the chain; knots in the uterine muscle, myoma or scarring can impair reliability, risk of stronger bleeding or pain.

  • Hormone rodPearl-Index: 0.1

    Effect

    The rod is implanted in the upper arm. Suppresses ovulation, solidifies cervical mucus; forms a barrier against sperms, prevents endometrium build-up and thus the implantation of a fertilized egg in the uterus.

    Pro

    Highly safe.

    Contra

    More frequent and longer bleeding. Possible side-effects include vaginal inflammation, weight gain, acne. Some antibiotics may impair safety.

  • PillPearl-Index: 0.1-0.9

    Effect

    Daily intake of a hormone preparation. According to the days in your cycle, your body will receive hormones (oestrogens and gestagens) to simulate pregnancy.

    Pro

    Very safe.

    Contra

    Serious risks and side-effects in various forms. Increased risk in case of smoking and alcohol consumption. Only one partner concerned with conception.

  • Three-month injectionPearl-Index: 0.3-1.4

    Effect

    Every three months an injection of the gestagen hormone into the glutaeus maximus. Prevents ovulation and the penetration of sperms.

    Pro

    Very safe.

    Contra

    High risk of spotting or intermenstrual bleeding. Risk of depression, acne, headaches, heavier weight-gain. High hormone intake. When applied over a longer period of time, risk of reduced bone density.

Medical consultation hotline

Users and potential users may wish to ask our colleague, Dr. med. Dorothee Bachhofer, for personal advice. Dorothee is an expert for natural cycle control and has written her thesis about methods of natural family planning; she knows just about everything about LADY-COMP®/pearly®. She is a general physician and classical homeopathic focusing on natural healing methods, i.e. she may advise you on any health issues you may have.

Dr. Med Dorothee Bachhofer
Bahnhofstrasse 17, 82449 Uffing am Staffelsee

Tel +49 (0) 8846 9311

Fax +49 (0) 8846 9312

Mobil: +49 (0) 171 4093515

E-Mail: db@bachhofer.de



Telephone hours:
08:00-10:00 a.m. except Wednesdays
Tues and Wed: 03:00 to 4:30 p.m.

By appointment only

Please bear in mind that the costs for medical advice will be calculated based on the usual schedule of doctor’s fees (GOÄ). An extensive telephone consultation of 15-30 minutes will cost you between 20 and 30 euros.

These costs will be reimbursed, if you are covered by any of the following insurances:
1. Private health insurance
2. Health insurance benefit
3. Additional insurance to cover medical services in the area of naturopathy

LADYpedia

Our LADYCOMPedia briefly and comprehensibly explains all important technical terms concerning “natural cycle control” and “natural family planning”. Should you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us or our medical consultant!

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LADY-COMP® cycle computers are devices developed and manufactured in Germany since 1986. Their safety has been repeatedly proven in recognized clinical studies. LADY-COMP® and pearly® are currently sold in 35 countries and successfully used by millions of women worldwide. Opt for endless freedom now with natural cycle control by LADY-COMP®.