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  • NFP: It’s not just a Catholic thing anymore

    NFP: It’s not just a Catholic thing anymore

    Recent studies have shown that more and more women are ditching the pill and opting for fertility awareness methods as a natural way to avoid or delay pregnancy. “All women – Protestant, Catholic, Atheists, and nones – can appreciate this hormone free (and conscience free) alternative to chemical contraception,” Christian advocates say.

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  • Is Fertility Awareness a natural alternative to the Pill?

    Is Fertility Awareness a natural alternative to the Pill?

    Catholic feminist Anna Keating says that beginning to see one’s fertility and biology, not as an enemy to be eradicated, but as an indicator of health to be understood, is a huge shift. Fertility Awareness gets people to think of themselves as fundamentally relational, and allows them to start thinking about what they want those relationships to look like.

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  • This fertility app plans to go ‘beyond contraception’

    This fertility app plans to go ‘beyond contraception’

    An app, called Natural Cycles, founded in Switzerland by Elina Berglund and her husband Raoul Scherwizl plans to go “beyond contraception,” and to allow women to “get to know your body and unique cycles.” After a long wait for approval, now over 160 countries around the world have access to the App.

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  • Bishops are going to focus on Natural Family Planning

    • Life
    • September 22, 2014

    Alice Heinzen received a letter from the Vatican earlier this summer thanking her for accepting Pope Francis’ invitation to attend October’s Synod on the Family. Heinzen, who has worked for 17 years for the Diocese of La Crosse, Wisc., currently promoting Natural Family Planning, said she was taken by surprise.

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