NFP Awareness Week
Natural Family Planning pregnancy regulation rates exceed or equal the success of all invasive & unhealthful, “reversible methods of Birth Control” listed by the Centers for Disease Control.
- An agnostic sociologist attributed the rise in divorce rates in the period 1960-1980 to the practice of artificial contraception—The Pill.
- An HLI study shows that the divorce rate among those practicing Natural Family Planning stands at 0.2%.
- The US Centers for Disease Control report a 9% method-failure rate for The Pill .
- The British Medical Journal reported an unintended pregnancy rate of 0.2% in a study of nearly 20,000 women in India using Natural Family Planning.
NFP Outreach is a dynamic apostolate with an active speaker’s bureau.
Natural Family Planning Awareness Week is a national educational campaign. The Natural Family Planning Program of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops develops a poster each year with basic supportive materials. It is the individual dioceses however, that offer a variety of educational formats in the local church to focus attention on Natural Family Planning methods and Church teachings which support their use in marriage.
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 further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.