Natural Family Planning
What is it?
Natural Family Planning (NFP) is an umbrella term for certain methods used to achieve and postpone pregnancies.
How does it work?
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.
What does the Catholic Church say about NFP?
When used properly, 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.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- Is NFP based on guess-work?
- Who can use NFP?
- What are the methods of NFP?
- What are the signs of fertility?
- How does NFP work?
- What are the benefits of using NFP?
- How effective are NFP methods for avoiding pregnancy?
- Where can I learn how to use NFP?
Used with permission from the NFP Program, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. All rights reserved.
More information on Love & Sexuality available here (USCCB)
Local NFP Doctors
|Joseph P. Behan, M.D.
Jose Rodriguez, M.D. (Bilingual)
8160 Walnut Ln., Ste 328
Dallas, TX 75231
|Britt Talley Daniel, M.D., P.A.
7777 Forest Ln, Bldg B-220
Dallas, TX 75230
|Dr. Kelly Felty, M.D.
Dr. Mary Beth Felty
Family Medicine / Chart Reviews
200 Silken Crossing, Suite 201
Midlothian, TX 76065
|Matthew Glick, D.O.
Jill Glick, D.O.
874 Ed Hall Dr. Ste 800, Bldg 1
Kaufman, TX 75142
|Robert Israel, Jr., M.D.
2005 W. Park Drive, Suite 300
Irving, TX 75061
|Michael W. Jones, M.D.
Obstetrics/Gynecology & Fertility Care
5801 W. Virginia Pkwy, Suite 101B
McKinney, TX 75071
|Dr. Kathryn Wood, M.D.
9300 John Hickman Pkwy #1001
Frisco, TX 75035
|Chris Noyes, M.D.
Dr. Heather Sheffield, M.D.
9990 Dallas Pkwy Ste 200
Frisco, TX 75033
Natural Family Planning Instruction
NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING CENTER OF DALLAS
Couple to Couple League
ccli.org · dfwnfp.org
Billings Ovulation Method
thebillingsovulationmethod.org · www.boma-usa.org
Creighton Model Fertility Care System
creightonmodel.com · fertilitycare.org
|Find local NFP classes at prolifedallas.org/calendar.|
Pope Paul VI Institute:
Information on the Pope Paul VI Institute, benefits of the Creighton Model Fertility Care System of NFP, how to learn the method, and how to contact a practitioner
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on NFP:
A Catholic educational resource from the USCCB providing Natural Family Planning resources, explaining the Church's teaching on contraception, NFP and more
For Your Marriage:
An initiative of the USCCB with resources about getting married and maintaining a healthy Catholic marriage, including information on Natural Family Planning
Family of the Americas:
Promotes family unity by encouraging parents to meet their mutual responsibilities to each other and to their children through multiple programs, including natural family planning
One More Soul:
A non-profit organization dedicated to spreading the truth about the blessings of children and the harms of contraception through vast educational resources such as cassettes, videos and books (includes NFP-only directory of local medical practitioners and teachers)
Natural Family Planning Outreach:
A comprehensive clearinghouse for accurate, practical, up-to-date information on Natural Family Planning, its practice, its effectiveness, its benefits and its underlying moral principles; provides missions and seminars on the importance of NFP in the vocation of marriage. Speakers include Father Daniel McCaffrey and Fr. Matthew Habiger OSB