NFP Science Resources
Current Medical Research
This biannual publication provides reviews of research on the methods of NFP and related topics.
Many people do not have an adequate understanding about God's gift of human fertility. And, many people do not know about how to maintain fertility health. In this video Mary Lee Barron, PhD, RN, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP, discusses this important topic. Recorded as part of the USCCB's NFP Programs "NFP Office Hours," this webinar includes discussion with the participants who are diocesan NFP teachers and coordinators.
of this presentation. Visit the Fertility Health page at Dr. Barron's website, Marquette Fertility Education.
NFP Education for Healthcare Professionals
NFP Science Bibliography
This bibliography provides a listing of classic and current NFP research.
NFP Science PowerPoint Presentations
NFP Fact Checker
This one-hour and fifteen-minute audio file is from the 2013 annual conference of the National Association of Catholic Family Life Directors (NACFLM). The panel discusses the research behind such topics as NFP effectiveness rates, the truth (or myth) behind the "less than 5% divorce rate" of NFP users; and other commonly misunderstood "facts" about NFP. Although produced in 2013, the content highlights principles that guide evidence-based review of NFP research.
Panelists are Richard Fehring, Ph.D., RN, NFP Institute, Marquette University, College of Nursing, and Michael Manhart, Ph.D., Couple to Couple League. The MC is Theresa Notare, Ph.D., Assistant Director, NFP Program, Secretariat of Laity, Marriage, Family Life, and Youth, USCCB.
Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four | Part Five
NFP Fact Checker PowerPoint Slides
Part I | Part II Please view Dr. Fehring and Dr. Manhart's slides that accompany the talks.