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Natural Family Planning
|NFP is an umbrella term for various approaches to family planning using the natural signs of fertility and infertility in a woman's monthly cycle. In a fertile couple the man is fertile all the time, while the woman is fertile far less than half the time. |
Learn more by visiting the the Natural Family Planning pages on the USCCB website.
NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING IS EFFECTIVEBy learning the signs of fertility and infertility, a couple can reliable plan their family in harmony with God's plan for human sexuality. When used correctly, NFP has the same range of effectiveness as the most effective artificial means, eg, the "Pill" – but without the moral objections and without the side effects.
NFP CAN HELP WITH ACHIEVING PREGNANCYBecause NFP works by identifying the fertile time, a couple with low fertility can often use NFP to help achieve pregnancy when that is their aim.
It can also help direct medical diagnosis of a fertility issue when medical intervention is needed.
But NFP also offer many other advantages.
HOW CAN YOU LEARN MORE ABOUT NFPTo learn more about Natural Family Planning (NFP), classes, meetings and more, please contact:
Joe DeVet, NFP Consultant
Office of Family Life Ministry