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Natural Family Planning
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. The Church has long taught that artificial contraception (birth control) is immoral because deliberately undermining the unitive and procreative aspects of sex is to sin against the nature that God has written into married love.
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!
Family Planning Methods in our Diocese
Family Planning Methods the Marriage Ministries program supports in our diocese.