natural family planning

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Noun1.natural family planning - any of several methods of family planning that do not involve sterilization or contraceptive devices or drugs; coitus is avoided during the fertile time of a woman's menstrual cycle
birth control, birth prevention, family planning - limiting the number of children born
basal body temperature method, basal body temperature method of family planning - natural family planning in which the fertile period of the woman's menstrual cycle is inferred by noting the rise in basal body temperature that typically occurs with ovulation
ovulation method, ovulation method of family planning - natural family planning in which the fertile period is inferred from changes in the character and quantity of cervical mucus; ovulation is marked by an increase in mucus that becomes sticky and then clearer and slippery
calendar method, calendar method of birth control, rhythm method, rhythm method of birth control, rhythm - natural family planning in which ovulation is assumed to occur 14 days before the onset of a period (the fertile period would be assumed to extend from day 10 through day 18 of her cycle)
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The funding opportunity will assist in the establishment and/or operation of voluntary family planning projects that will offer a broad range of family planning methods and services, including information, education and counseling related to family planning, preconception care, contraception, natural family planning and infertility services.
edu/nursing/natural-family-planning/) Marquette University College of Nursing Institute for Natural Family Planning , told International Business Times.
3 billion for family planning purposes when you can plan for free through natural family planning (NFP)?
However, in 1985, allegations of coercive user payments for sterilization were leveled against the program in Bangladesh--both by the "new right" movement that wanted the United States to cut off all aid to family planning other than natural family planning, and by a group of academics and activists who opposed family planning because they considered it to be foisted on people in developing countries.
Many contemporary readers will be less convinced by the somewhat uncritical readings of Scripture and tradition, as well as by the call for obedience rather than mutuality and discernment, for chastity in connection with natural family planning rather than sexual intimacy, and for a poverty marked by dependence rather than simplicity and work for justice in the world.
Responsible parenthood may call a couple to practice natural family planning, respecting the moral order established by God.
According to the PHO Family Planning Coordinator Dolores T e-elan, 260 of the new acceptors are using the Natural Family Planning - Lactational Amenorrhea Method (NFP - LAM), 85 are practicing the NFP - Cervical Mucos Method, 54 are taking in pills, 16 are using condom, and three are following the Standard Days Method.
The Catholic Church insists on the use of natural family planning, but lawmakers claimed this could not stem the 2.
Unreliable natural family planning makes it impossible to plan a life in any meaningful manner.
For some married couples, doing the right thing includes using Natural Family Planning (NFP), which is a perfectly legitimate form of regulating the arrival of children should there be sufficient need.
The healthiest way to avoid pregnancy is to practice chastity before marriage and Natural Family Planning (temporary chastity) within marriage.
This leaves a conclusion in search of a reason," they write, and then follow the evolution of the church's teaching on contraception along with its nuances, like natural family planning, emergency contraception after rape, as well as the nuns who have been allowed to take birth control when they are in danger of being raped.