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Natural Family Planning

Natural Family Planning Awareness Week: July 19-25, 2015

Natural Family Planning Awareness Week is a national educational campaign. The Archdiocese of Detroit will offer events for couples to learn about NFP. The dates of Natural Family Planning Awareness Week highlight the anniversary of the papal encyclical Humanae Vitae (July 25) which articulates Catholic beliefs about human sexuality, conjugal love and responsible parenthood. The dates also mark the feast of Saints Joachim and Anne (July 26), the parents of the Blessed Mother. For more information, visit the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)'s page for NFP Awareness Week.

Upcoming NFP Awareness Week Events:

The Sweetest Thing- Love, Marriage & NFP
Thursday, July 23, 2015
07:00 PM-10:00 PM

St. Anastasia Roman Catholic Church 4571 John R Road Troy, MI 48085



Avoiding or Achieving Pregnancy

Natural Family Planning, or NFP, is a method of birth regulation that is consistent with Catholic marriage vows by which a couple recognizes the natural, biological signs of fertility and infertility. To avoid pregnancy, the couple abstains from all sexual contact during the fertile time. To achieve pregnancy, the couple engages in marital intercourse during the fertile time.

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Our Presentations Description
Conjugal Love: An Introduction to Marriage and NFP Church teaching about the Sacrament of marriage, with medical and scientific support for choosing NFP as a healthy, moral and successful way to postpone or achieve pregnancy | Register
Ovulation Method Determines a woman's time of fertility based on the presence of cervical mucus, which occurs before ovulation | Register
The Creighton Model Determines fertility and uncovers underlying health issues using standardized observations of cervical mucus. Group or individual introductory sessions, and individual instruction are available throughout Metro Detroit.
Sympto-Thermal Method Determining a woman's time of fertility by correlating three signs of fertility: cervical mucus, temperature rise and cervical changes | Register
Endorsed Presentations Description
Family of the Americas Foundation
Ovulation Method
Contact: 313-292-1294
Classes held at St. Sebastian, Dearborn Heights
Ovulation Method
Contact: 734-587-2061
Individual sessions in the Monroe area
Planeacion Natural de la Familia
El Método de la Ovulación
Contact: 313-271-0497
Se habla Español. 
Sessions in Southwest Detroit
Creighton Model FertilityCare System
Contact: 248-321-4065 or FertilityCareDetroit@icloud.com
Spanish instruction available. 
Determines a woman’s time of fertility using standardized observations of cervical mucus. In cooperation with NaPro TECHNOLOGY®, the Creighton Model assists in the identification and treatment of various reproductive and gynecologic health issues. Group or individual introductory sessions, and individual instruction are available throughout Metro Detroit.

Reference this information directly at http://www.aod.org/nfp/