A series of classes in Natural Family Planning (NFP) begins on March 24 in Anchorage. NFP is an umbrella term for certain methods used to achieve and avoid pregnancies. These methods are based on observation of the naturally occurring signs and symptoms of the fertile and infertile phases of a woman’s menstrual cycle. No drugs, devices or surgical procedures are used to avoid pregnancy.
The upcoming classes will introduce the sympto-thermal method of NFP, which combines observations of temperature with other indicators of fertility.
“NFP reflects the dignity of the human person within the context of marriage and family life, promotes openness to life, and recognizes the value of the child,” according to the “Standards for Diocesan Natural Family Planning Ministry. “By respecting the love-giving and life-giving natures of marriage, NFP can enrich the bond between husband and wife.”
For more information about the upcoming classes, call 243-8168 or register online at register.ccli.org.