"Couples who adopt NFP to space the births of children find that it brings about many positive changes in their relationship and even becomes a way of life." Mary Shivanandan, STD
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The Impact of Natural Family Planning on Selected Aspects of the Couple Relationship Thomasina Borkman and Mary Shivanandan
George Mason University sociology professor, Thomasina Borkman and author, Mary Shivanandan examine empirical research on couples using NFP. They share results regarding satisfaction with periodic sexual abstinence, attitude toward the sexual relationship, joint responsibility, and couple communication. This study also examines the knowledge of the couple's fertility awareness.