Natural Family Planning, or NFP, is often unjustly criticized. Advancements in modern science have made the various NFP methods extremely effective at not only preventing pregnancy but also in more easily achieving pregnancy. Although it does require some education and compromise within a relationship, there are many benefits for those who are motivated to use the method effectively.
*NOTE: Although NFP tends to have a religious context, there is a similar method called Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) that is completely secular. To learn more, I highly recommend a book by Toni Weschler, Taking Charge of Your Fertility.
Peggy Bowes is a former Air Force pilot and the author of The Rosary Workout and Tending the Temple. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two children.
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