WHAT IS NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING?
Natural Family Planning (NFP) is more than just a method of family planning; it is a way of life.
NFP allows women to take charge of their fertility and understand their body in a new way, while also helping couples achieve or avoid pregnancy. The Sympto-Thermal Method (STM) of NFP is based on the observation of naturally occurring signs and symptoms of fertile and infertile phases during a woman's menstrual cycle.
NFP promotes a holistic approach to family planning that respects procreation and has the ability to deepen a couple's intimacy through communication, shared responsibility of intentions, and respect for and acceptance of the total person. It supports a woman's reproductive health and has none of the harmful side effects caused by chemical and/or hormonal contraception. Menstrual Cycle Charting via NFP can even assist in the diagnosis of underlying medical issues.