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Natural Family Planning

Natural Family Planning (NFP) is an umbrella term for certain methods used to achieve and avoid pregnancies. These methods are based on observation of the naturally occurring signs and symptoms of the fertile and infertile phases of a woman's menstrual cycle. Couples using NFP to avoid pregnancy abstain from intercourse and genital contact during the fertile phase of the woman's cycle. No drugs, devices, or surgical procedures are used to avoid pregnancy.

NFP reflects the dignity of the human person within the context of marriage and family life, promotes openness to life, and recognizes the value of the child. By respecting the love-giving and life-giving natures of marriage, NFP can enrich the bond between husband and wife. 

(Standards for Diocesan Natural Family Planning Ministry, p. 23) 



2018 NFP Courses

2018 NFP course flyer. Specific location details and date/times are posted on the NFP Calender.

Directions to NFP Courses

NFP YouTube Videos

Discover Natural Family Planning: A Physician's Perspective

Discover Natural Family Planning: A Priest's Perspective

Discover Natural Family Planning: A brief glimpse behind the truth and beauty of Natural Family Planning (NFP)

Natural Family Planning News

New research on birth control and blood clots reveals real risk factors

How Natural Fertility Awareness Based Methods Help You Predict More About Your Body

NFP Helped Me Overcome Infertility

NFP Brought Me Spiritual Peace

Mythbusters: NFP Edition

The Use of NFP Can Make us More Truly Human

What They Didn't Tell Me in Sex Ed

Natural Family Planning News Archive


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