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Research-Based NFP

 

Is NFP based on guess-work?

Not at all. NFP is based on scientific facts about fertility. The methods are developed from research about women's menstrual cycles and the signs of female fertility.

Over a century ago, scientists discovered cyclic changes in cervical mucus and their relation to ovulation. In the 1920s, scientists identified the temperature rise that signals ovulation. But it wasn't until the 1950s that scientists developed programs to teach others how to observe and interpret these fertility signs. Today, ongoing research continues to refine the methods of Natural Family Planning.



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