“The Ovulation Method has established itself as the primary management of the problem of infertility. In general it has a much higher success rate of overcoming this problem than such procedures a In Vitro Fertilization and GIFT (Gamete Intra-Fallopian Transfer); the first and often the only course necessary is to instruct the woman to identify the presence of the slippery, lubricative mucus which can be felt at the vulva at a time of high fertility.”
(John J Billings M.D., Melbourne 1987)
Study on the Billings Ovulation Method™ and the Achievement of Pregnancy
1/1/1999 – 31/12/2003
Study conducted by Research Team of Ovulation Method Research and
Reference Centre of Australia Ltd
Summary of Results
Study involved all couples who expressed a desire to achieve a pregnancy and
who attended 17 Australian Billings Ovulation Method™ clinics within the required
time frame. All couples included regardless of age, cycle length or pre-diagnosed sub-fertile indicators of either partner.
||278 of 358|
|Known Live Birth rate
||61% (169 of 278)|
|Possible Live Birth rate*
*14 still pregnant at end of study;
outcome of pregnancy unknown for 62 couples.
|88% (169+76 = 245 of 278)|
[Of these, six advised subsequent live births within the study time and four were still pregnant. These pregnancies were not included in the results.]
Average months trying to achieve for all couples in study
before coming to Billings Ovulation Method™ clinic
33 of 278
|Average months from initial instruction in Billings Ovulation Method™ to conception
|Couples who were childless
|Prior knowledge of signs of fertility
207 women in the study were classified as sub-fertile – trying to achieve a pregnancy for more than 12 months
(e.g. 20 couples had been unsuccessful with IVF/AI – 7 achieved pregnancy with Billings Ovulation Method™) Outcome known for 172:
|Known pregnancy rate for this sub-fertile group 111/172
|65 subjects over 38 yrs old - known pregnancy rate 32/48
Of the 17 couples who had previously attempted InVitro Fertilisation (IVF) without success, 5 of 17 (29%) conceived with Billings Ovulation Method™ guidelines only.
93% stated they were satisfied and would recommend Billings Ovulation Method™ to others.
95% stated that the Billings Ovulation Method™ gave an understanding of fertility and infertility.