NFP Forum, Pre-Conference

Answering the Call in the Encyclical Humanae vitae for Evidence-based Natural Family Planning

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 ~ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel~ Crystal Ballroom VIII
Cost per person $ 50.00 ~ 2.5 CME Credits

Introduction: Kathleen Raviele, MD

Evidence for effectiveness of NFP methods to postpone pregnancy
Marguerite Duane, MD, MHA, FAAFP

Discussion questions –

  • What does the current evidence tell us about effectiveness of the various methods?
  • What are the critical gaps in knowledge with respect to use of NFP when postponing?
  • Is there work currently underway to address these gaps?

Evidence for effectiveness in transition periods (postpartum/ breastfeeding, perimenopause)
Richard Fehring, PhD, RN

Discussion questions-

  • What can we state wrt effectiveness of various methods in postpartum women?
  • What can we state wrt effectiveness of various methods in peri-menopause?
  • Can we identify the critical gaps for each?

Impact of NFP on marital dynamics
Michael Manhart, PhD

Discussion questions-

  • Do marriages among NFP users differ in important ways from those using contraception?
  • How does the “complexity/difficulty” of NFP affect the relationship?
  • What is the impact of NFP on couples’ faith life?

Summary, Conclusions and Implications Panel Discussion:
Marguerite R. Duane, M.D., Richard J. Fehring, R.N., Ph.D., Michael D. Manhart, Ph.D.
Moderator: Kathleen M. Raviele, M.D.

  • What are the priorities for future work?
  • What is the state of NFP 50 years on from Humane vitae?

Open forum Q&A from audience with the panel

  • What does the audience see as priorities for future work?


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