Over the past 40 years, significant innovations have been made in women’s health care, particularly within the realm of reproductive science. Parallel to these advances, natural methods for monitoring fertility have been standardized and refined. This has led to more effective tracking of a woman’s cycle and the times of fertility. This information can be used to achieve or postpone pregnancy, and in some cases to address underlying gynecological problems. These methods of natural family planning respect the integrity of the human person and the rights of women and men to understand and cooperatively manage their own fertility, with appropriate professional assistance.
For more information and resources on Natural Family Planning and Fertility Awareness visit the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Website. For further information and local contacts, visit the links on the left side bar.