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What is Natural Family Planning?

Natural Family Planning (NFP) is the general title for the scientific, natural and moral methods of family planning that can help married couples either achieve or postpone pregnancies.

NFP methods are based on the observation of the naturally occurring signs and symptoms of the fertile and infertile phases of a woman's menstrual cycle. No drugs, devices, or surgical procedures are used to avoid pregnancy.

Since the methods of NFP respect the love-giving (unitive) and life-giving (procreative) nature of the conjugal act, they support God's design for married love!

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For more detailed information concerning these subjects, please click on the following links.

NFP basic information

Find a method and register for a class

Family Life Office page (useful resource for engaged couples)

Current Medical Research (CMR) provides brief reviews of research within the field of Natural Family Planning (NFP), human fertility and related issues. This information is a source of continuing education for teachers of all methods of NFP. It is also of interest for those who work to promote the methods of NFP.



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