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From the Oneida County NY Chapter of the Couple to Couple League, International (CCL )

BASICS -   ISSUESRESOURCES -   HEALTH
 

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BASICS

The NFP Primer   Our own FAQ. Biology basics, different NFP methods, effectiveness, infertility and achieving pregnancy, lots more. 
 

The CCL "Rainbow Pamphlet"     A short introduction, good for printing & passing out
 

How & where to learn NFP   Yes, you have to learn it for it to be effective.  (No, we can't teach you on the Web. Yet.) 
 

Cute little angel painting Practical Theology & Sexuality   Our BIG collection of articles and links dealing with "religious stuff" and morality.



ISSUES

Effectiveness of NFP   An involved piece on effectiveness for the medical professional/skeptic (and, let's face it, you are a little skeptical, too), at CCL of Great Britain. More at CCL USA's site, mostly on Sympto-Thermal Method.  Ovulation Method effectiveness:  Here's a good  article summarizing studies. A recent one in China showed it's just as effective as the IUD among the peasants. Best line: " .....special attention should be paid to the intellectuals and professionals.  The method seems to be too "simple" to them and they could not get hold of it without strict supervision." Like, it CAN'T be that simple.


Adventures in Abstinence     NFP requires self-control, which of course is a good virtue to learn and practice, but how do you show your love without "doing it"?  Let me count the ways..... 
 

" Pro-Choice" Follies   Who has been keeping the truth from you all these years, and why. (This is not an anti-abortion rant.)


Spreading the word    We're talking to you folks who maybe just learned NFP and are all fired up: "Wow! I wish I could share this with everybody!! How can I help?" Well, there's plenty of stuff to do.  Our practical advice, FWIW.
Pass it forward.

  

Hot button issues   Feminism, politics...clinic violence? Don't go here if your blood pressure is high.




REAL PEOPLE
Where to go for camaraderie, opinions, discussions, and help, from people who have been there.

Yahoo CIN-NFP Group  Probably the most active & useful group. Swap tales, ask questions, or just lurk. Everybody but flamers welcome.  

Mary Anderson's  NFP Message Board mainly Catholics, but they are harmless. Fairly active

 
Yahoo's other 
NFP Discussion Groups ...there's a whole bunch besides the ones we've singled out here, some for Muslims, Jews,  Billings, locals, you name it. Check the number of members and activity first cuz some are duds.  The  moderated ones have less flamers and junk. Try searching for "NFP" for more choices.
 

Professional  NFP Mailing List for NFP teachers, doctors, researchers, movers and shakers. Not easy to get in, but worth it. All the big names are here, and some schmucks like us.
 
Conceived by NFP: Click here for cute picture.  Click here or here for others. Send us more.




resources

NFP resources  Our big list of books, materials, gadgets, teaching organizations, software, etc. (none for sale here, sorry)
 

 Couple to Couple League    CCL is the USA's largest NFP organization; we're the Central NY chapter. Info on many topics & a large catalog of books and materials, including a HomeStudy Course and the ultimate NFP book, "The Art of NFP".   La Liga de Pareja a Pareja de la Planification Familiar Natural (en Espanol)
 

Excel Spreadsheet Chart You can open it up in Excel, Quattro Pro, or other spreadsheets, and e-mail them around.  You could also keep your own charts on this. The first page has complete instructions. Especially made for sharing with folks on the CIN-NFP mailing list, listed  above.
 

STM Charts with room for all symptoms. Excel 4 and 5 versions, plus PDF and GIF. From Fertility Plus, an infertility group 
 

STM Charts  with room for all symptoms. GIFs, the last one is probably clearer to read. From Cat Harper, who has some nice scenic photographs.




HEALTH


Sterilization : a lot of reasons why it's a bad idea

 
PCOS    Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: a common cause of irregularity, infertility, and all-around grief. Commonly "patched up" with birth control pills. Here's why that's wrong.
 

Marital Satisfaction Study  just completed at U. North Dakota. Conclusion: NFP users are normal.


Lactation Amenorrhea and Breastfeeding    The oldest, still most widely practiced (and temporary) NFP method. Its advantages and our recommendations. A good way to space children which transitions right into other NFP methods.  (Read our  Primer  first.)  

DepoProvera How to get off it, get back to normal, and get on NFP. And why you shouldn't go on it to begin with!
 

Estrogen Replacement    Lately it's been getting bad press, yet the doctors still seem to impose it on everybody. Are there alternatives? This is a health-food business, but still good info. 
 

Health Files - our potpourri of short articles on hyperprolactinism, IUDs, treating infertility, breastfeeding.   

 

Rx List   An on-line guide to drugs where you can look up the dozens of bad side effects of chemical contraceptives and different terms used in place of "abortifacient", like "prevention of pregnancy by inhibition of implantation".



What's cool  (TOTALLY OFF THE TOPIC)  Our slow-loading page of huge GIFs, gross Woodstock 99 trash photos, a destroyed Air Force radio tower, animated buttons,  dead links to silly places, and blinking, blinding text colors on a hard to see background; a legacy from when we were a very young website (1997).  Should be in Web Pages That Suck.

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