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Natural Family Planning

The Natural Family Planning Program of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has  supportive materials, such as bulletin briefs, articles, homily notes and a variety of Prayers of the Faithful available.  You may find these resources at http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/marriage-and-family/natural-family-planning/index.cfm


What is the Billings Ovulation Method™?

The Billings Ovulation Method™ is a simple yet scientific method of Natural Family Planning. Ongoing research has been conducted in Australia, Sweden and Spain since it was developed over 50 years ago by physicians John and Lyn Billings of Melbourne, Australia.
Couples using the Billings Ovulation Method™ track the woman's natural and unique signs of fertility and infertility each day. Based on the primary observation of sensation, four simple rules are applied within the woman's cycle (the first three rules are used before ovulation and the fourth rule is applied once the fertile phase is over) based on a couple's desire to achieve or postpone pregnancy.

As published in numerous journals including, Lancet, Contraception, Fertility and Sterility, British Medical Journal, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as by the World Health Organization, the Billings Ovulation Method™ is 99.5% percent effective in postponing pregnancy, providing couples follow the guidelines correctly.

To learn more, please explore our web site http://www.boma-usa.org/ or visit http://www.thebillingsovulationmethod.org/ for more of the scientific basis behind the Billings Ovulation Method™ For frequently asked questions go to http://www.boma-usa.org/faq.php .


The Joliet Diocesan Natural Family Planning program teaches the Billings Ovulation Method (BOMA) of NFP. These classes are offered in English and Spanish.


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