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
USA's site, mostly on Sympto-Thermal Method. Ovulation
Method effectiveness: Here's a good article
studies. A recent one in China showed it's just as effective as the IUD
among the peasants.
Best line: " .....special attention should be
the intellectuals and professionals. The method seems to be too
"simple" to them and they could not get hold of it without strict
it CAN'T be that simple.
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
" Pro-Choice" Follies
been keeping the truth from you all these years, and why. (This
is not an anti-abortion rant.)
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.
button issues Feminism,
politics...clinic violence? Don't go here if your blood pressure is
|Where to go
for camaraderie, opinions, discussions, and help, from people who have
CIN-NFP Group Probably the
most active & useful group. Swap tales, ask questions, or
just lurk. Everybody but flamers welcome.
Anderson's NFP Message
Board mainly Catholics, but they are
harmless. Fairly active
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.
Mailing List for
NFP teachers, doctors, researchers, movers and shakers. Not easy to get
but worth it. All the big names are here, and some schmucks like us.
by NFP: Click here for cute
picture. Click here or here for others. Send us
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)
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
room for all symptoms. Excel 4 and 5 versions, plus PDF and GIF. From
Fertility Plus, an
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.
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.
Satisfaction Study just completed at
U. North Dakota. Conclusion: NFP users are normal.
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
to get off it, get back to normal, and get on NFP. And
why you shouldn't go on it to begin with!
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,
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",
"prevention of pregnancy by inhibition of implantation".