Natural Family Planning

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Natural Family Planning
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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! (source: Learn more.

Is natural family planning specifically Catholic?

No. Catholic natural family planning is more commonly called simply "natural family planning," or NFP.

People of many different religious backgrounds use NFP. In fact, even non-religious people use NFP because it is such a positive, natural, and healthy approach to sexuality within marriage! NFP is particularly appealing to Catholics and is the most effective means of family planning that is morally acceptable to the Catholic Church. (source:

Hear from other couples
how practicing natural family planning
can have a positive impact on your marriage


Check out the available rescources in PDF format at the bottom of this page.

More information is also available on the - Natural Family Planning web page.