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Clergy

Attention: Please remember to check with your diocesan NFP coordinator or office of Marriage and Family Life to learn of local clergy NFP education events and resources in your diocese.


Virtual Marriage Preparation and NFP Education

The following distance learning courses offer Catholic
marriage preparation with NFP method education.

 


Healthcare Professionals

(More information on NFP resources for healthcare professionals at USCCB.)

  • Catholic Medical Association is a national Catholic organization for healthcare professionals and interested persons. Among their activities, CMA holds annual conferences which often provide pre-conference seminars on NFP. The CMA publishes Linacre Quarterly, a peer-reviewed journal on Catholic bioethics. NFP articles and research are frequently included in the journal.
     
  • FACTS (Fertility Appreciation Collaborative to Teach the Science) is a national organization devoted to educating healthcare professionals on the science and methodology of all NFP methods.
     
  • Marquette University, Institute of NFP provides education for clients and training for teachers on the Marquette Model of NFP. The Marquette Model is a Sympto-Hormonal method of NFP. Institute leaders also conduct research on various aspects of NFP. Please note, many MM educational programs include CEUs for nurses and CMEs for physicians.
     
  • National Catholic Bioethics Center is a think tank and resource center on Catholic teaching and bioethics. Staff also provide individual consultation to healthcare leaders and professionals.
     
  • The Saint Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction offers a number of programs for healthcare professionals in the methodology of the Creighton Model of FertilityCare system and the medical practice of NaProTechnology. Please note, many of the Institute's educational programs include CEUs for nurses and CMEs for physicians.

NFP Providers

(More information on each NFP provider at USCCB)

  • Billings Ovulation Method Association-USA 
     
  • Boston Cross Check (BCC)
    NOTE: BCC is a hybrid of the Sympto-Thermal and Sympto-Hormonal NFP methods. With its roots in the New England NFP Association of past memory, BCC seeks to meet the contemporary client's needs by offering a 100% virtual experience of NFP education for teacher candidates and students.
    Attention: presently, Boston Cross Check is not listed in the main USCCB's NFP Providers page due to clarification that is needed regarding its integration of Church teaching in the teacher and client's curricula.
     
  • Couple to Couple League International 
     
  • Family of the Americas Foundation
     
  • FertilityCare Centers of America (FCCA)
    NOTE: FCCA provides the list of accredited Creighton Model education centers.

     
  • Fertility Education & Medical Management (FEMM)
    NOTE: FEMM is a hybrid cervical mucus method that makes use of an App for charting. This system also integrates current research on a woman's reproductive hormones and has a companion medical system that supports the method.
    Attention: presently, FEMM is not listed in the main USCCB's NFP Providers page due to clarification that is needed regarding its integration of Church teaching in the teacher and client's curricula. In addition, FEMM does not require its teachers or medical practitioners to be "NFP-only." It is important to discuss this concern with individual FEMM providers who may be "NFP-only."
     
  • Listen Fertility is a Sympto-Hormonal method that was developed by medical professionals and educators at the Reply Ob/Gyn & Fertility clinic in North Carolina (associated with the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina, USA).
    Attention: presently, Listen Fertility is not listed in the main USCCB's NFP Providers page due to clarification that is needed regarding its integration of Church teaching in the teacher and client's curricula. In addition, it is not clear that Listen Fertility requires its teachers or medical practitioners to be "NFP-only." It is important to discuss this concern with individual Listen Fertility providers.
     
  • Marquette University, Institute of NFP
     
  • Northwest Family Services 
     
  • Saint Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction
     
  • Sensiplan is a well-researched highly effective Sympto-Thermal Method of NFP that was developed by scientists and medical professionals in Germany (Universities of Düsseldorf and Heidelberg). It is the only European NFP method that is offered in the United States by the staff at the Reply Clinic (North Carolina). Attention: presently, Sensiplan is not listed in the main USCCB's NFP Providers page due to clarification that is needed regarding its integration of Church teaching in the teacher and client's curricula. In addition, it is not clear that Sensiplan requires its teachers or medical practitioners to be "NFP-only." It is important to discuss this concern with individual Sensiplan providers.
     
  • WOOMB International
     

Other Websites

  • American Academy of FertilityCare Professionals accredits FertilityCare Centers, certifies Creighton Model FertilityCare teachers, and offers a number of educational programs including an annual conference.
     
  • California Association of Natural Family Planning serves NFP teachers and couples of all methods. They provide resources and annually host a conference in the state of California.
     
  • ForYourMarriage.org is a pastoral service of the U.S. Bishops' Committee for Laity, Marriage, Family Life, and Youth. This site offers a wealth of information on preparing for marriage as well as marriage enrichment information. ForYourMarriage.org Blogs can be found here.
     
  • MarriageUniqueforaReason.org is a pastoral service of the U.S. Bishops' Sub-Committee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage (which relates to the Committee for Laity, Marriage, Family Life, and Youth). Many interesting resources are available on this site, including informative podcasts.
     
  • NFP Outreach provides resources for evangelizing the faithful about Catholic teaching on married love and the gift of life. They also offer the unique resource of NFP parish missions.
     
  • Natural Womanhood is a secular national NFP education organization. Their website offers engaging articles and other useful resources.
     
  • Off the Charts is an online NFP support, education, and subscription community. This site is in conformity with Catholic teaching and offers support to a variety of NFP method users. Fees can be adjusted due to a member's financial needs.
     
  • Person & Identity Project is an educational outreach of the Catholic Women's Forum. This website provides resources about men and women being made in the image and likeness of God. It includes Catholic teaching about the person and human sexuality, as well as information about gender ideology and its dangers. The content is tailored for parents, schools, and Catholic leaders.
     
  • The Catholic Woman is an activity of GIVEN, a faithful group of Catholic women who strive to help each other identify their vocations in the world and in the Church. The website provides beautiful and inspiring stories of real Catholic women who love God, His Church, and their neighbors. The formats include articles and films. The overarching message is that womanhood is neither monotonous nor uniform, but a way of being that is expressed uniquely in every woman.
     
  • The St. Augustine Foundation is a national Catholic educational organization that focuses on the virtue of chastity, NFP, and Catholic teachings on human sexuality, marriage, and responsible parenthood. Among their resources, the website offers helpful virtual courses on Catholic teaching in these subjects.
     
  • You, Me, and NFP is a website developed by a Marquette Method teacher and her friends. The site provides an engaging and simple overview of NFP methods and Catholic teaching. It also features a blog, information about NaProTechnology, and a link for registration to learn the Marquette Method.
     
  • Whole Mission is an NFP education website developed by Marquette Method nurse teachers. These nurse teachers reside in different states. They provide both group and individual instruction in the Marquette Method. They can provide courses both in-person and online. Online classes are conducted through a secure video meeting platform.
     

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