Natural Family Planning

Natural Family Planning (NFP) comprises the family planning methods approved by the Roman Catholic Church for both achieving and avoiding pregnancy. In accordance with the Church’s teachings regarding sexual behavior in keeping with its philosophy of the dignity of the human person, NFP excludes the use of other methods of birth control, which it refers to as “artificial contraception.”

Periodic abstinence is the only method deeded moral by the Church for avoiding pregnancy. When used to avoid pregnancy, NFP limits sexual intercourse to naturally infertile periods; portions of the menstrual cycle, during pregnancy, and after menopause. Various methods may be used to identify whether a woman is likely to be fertile; this information may be used in attempts to either avoid or achieve pregnancy.

To register for a Natural Family Planning class, go to www.aknfp.com website and click on the ‘Billings Ovulation Method’ link and it will lead you to the registration form to sign up for a class.

Read more about Natural Family Planning from USCCB.org.

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