Natural Family Planning is organic, authentic healthcare. Rather than viewing a woman’s fertility as something to discard or control, it works in union with her natural rhythms and never interferes with her body. In fact, NFP can be used at any reproductive stage and throughout a woman’s life as a means of health management and selfawareness:
- Teen girls / adolescence
- Adulthood (married or celibate)
- Menopause and premenopause
Besides being highly effective, most methods are simple to learn and inexpensive to practice, making them accessible to women of all backgrounds and faiths.
NFP as a Diagnostic Tool
The beauty of Natural Family Planning is that it’s useful not only for avoiding and achieving pregnancy, but also for diagnosing and treating a variety of gynecological and reproductive issues, including:
- Irregular cycles / irregular bleeding
- Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
In this context, effective, regular recording of the woman’s biological markers of fertility (charting) provides highly accurate and highly valuable information to physicians and medical professionals. The data is used to identify the root cause(s) of any symptoms or disease and tThis is in stark contrast to artificial methods of family planning, which often ignore underlying health conditions, cover up symptoms, create their own side effects, and assume a negative stance toward conception.