This section of the site is under reconstruction with the intention of making it easier to keep up to date, and providing for the addition of resources by other people.
Until the full update task is complete, our original resources listing, reformatted to match the rest of the site, is retained.
Please email email@example.com if you have any resources to add, or can update details of any existing listing.
Note: since we are reliant on third-party reports for much of the information below, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided. Specifically, it must be up to you to ensure that any resource listed here is a bona-fide NFP organisation. Part of the update of the site will involve certifying links where we can get more detailed of definite information.
Many people have learned NFP solely from books, but you do have to learn it for it to be effective. Inadequate training resulted in Calendar Rhythm, as practised, being far more ineffective than it could have been. We have also listed web-based resources with books, since they are based on self-tuition/self-use and do not fit a geographical approach anyway!
If you would like to buy any book illustrated, clicking on the image of the book cover will take you to amazon.co.uk
"The Art of Natural Family Planning,"
by J. Kippley
Couple to Couple League Press, 4th Edition, 1996
from the Couple to Couple League (see Organisations - UK and USA.
|A very thorough book, totally revised with 25 years'
experience put into it. 511 pages and 2.5lb (1.2Kg) weight,
but an easy read. Covers everything from the basics to helps
for infertility and PMS.
Dewey 613.9434; ISBN 0-926412-13-2
|"The New No Pill, No Risk Birth Control" by Nona Anguilar||An update of a 10 year old version, it includes the marriage building effect of NFP.|
|"The Billings Ovulation Method of Natural Family Planning" by Dr. Evelyn L. Billings and Ann Westmore. 2000||Includes latest research and information on premenopause. There is an
appendix at the back of this book which contains an important list of
centres around the world that teach the Billings Method of NFP.
Available from NFP Centre in Washington DC
|Click for Amazon listing or obtain from the NFP Centre|
|"Your Fertility Signals" by Merryl Winstein
|"The Fertility Awareness Handbook" by Barbara Kass-Annese and Hal C. Danzer||ISBN 0-89793-096-7|
|"Fertility, Cycles and Nutrition"
by Marilyn M. Shannon
Second Edition, 1992 (CCL)
|An EXCELLENT book for treating problem cycles, PMS, infertility,
etc., with improved nutrition. Based on medical studies.
Dewey 612.32,ISBN 0-926412-09-4
|"Sex and the Marriage Covenant" by John Kippley (CCL)||Theology and morality in depth
|Click for Amazon listing or obtain from CCL|
|"Breast-feeding and Natural Child Spacing"by Sheila Kippley, 1999 edition (CCL)||ISBN 0-9601036-8-6|
|"Breast-feeding and Natural Child Spacing"by Sheila Kippley, 1999 edition (CCL)||ISBN 0926412205|
|"The Catholic Couples Bible" Fireside Catholic Publishing||This Bible has a section dedicated to Natural Family Planning as well as other articles promoting the sanctity of life in general. ISBN 0926412205||Click for Amazon listing||www.periwinklegirl.com||periwinkle girl is "a company based on personal awareness for women. Our first product is the periwinkle girl fertility journal. Our journal allows women to chart their daily fertility signs using the Fertility Awareness Method of birth control. Fertility charting can be used to achieve or avoid pregnancy and to discover a wealth of information about your gynecological and general health."|
|North America||South America||Europe||Africa||Asia & Oceania|
There are several different organisations of trained NFP teachers but
finding them can be difficult (low advertising budgets are to blame). The
methods taught, depth of class material, moral principles, and teacher training
may vary, so ask first.
In Europe, there are organisations that publish in German, Polish, Flemish, etc. Some are subsidised by the Government, due to NFP's cost effectiveness.
The UK and Europe
The USA and Canada
South and Central America
Australasia and Asia
Couple to Couple League (CCL) - UK/Europe
44 Park Street, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 1DF
0115 877 8310
You can also mail the address above for contact points in the UK, Belgium, Czech Republic, Ireland, The Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia and Spain.
'Fertility' - The Fertility Awareness and NFP Service.
Clitherow House,1 Blythe Mews, Blythe Road, London, W14 0NW
0171 371 1341
'Fertility' is a service of Marriage Care (formerly Catholic Marriage Advisory Council). Most teaching/counselling is from general practice or family planing clinics.
NFP - Vlaanderen (Belgium)
vzw Boechoutselei 1, 2640 Mortsel
32 3 455 16 97
NFP - Nederland (the Netherlands)
NFP-Nederland, Sportlaan 10, 8064 BS Zwartsluis
+31 38 3868540 fax +31 38 3868284
NFP-Netherlands works together with NFP-Germany and NFP-Belgium in using the scientific NFP-DAG method. The organisation trains teachers to give NFP-courses following the German concept and using the NFP-DAG didactic materials. The courses are given in small groups of 2 to 4 couples (for birth-control) or to individual couples (childwish). The certified teachers are (or have been) users of the NFP-method themselves and are trained each year to keep their knowledge up to date. For more information (in Dutch), see the website
Book & materials catalogue on request (and on the Web pages), including info on the home study course. The largest US NFP organisation, it also supports mother-baby and family bonding, and pro-life, Catholic, religious and general moral values.
There are about 700 CCL volunteer Teaching Couples in the USA, and some outside the USA. To find the local TC, email Jim VanDamme giving your telephone area code and/or other geographic description, and Jim will reply with names & phone nos. in your area code. From there it's up to you to call.
301-897-9323 or 1-800-484-7416
U.S. Reference Center for WOOMB. This centre has all books, vidoetapes, charts , etc. dealing with NFP and the Billings Ovulation Method.
Family of the Americas Foundation
Box 1170 Dunkirk MD 20754
(800) 443-3395 or (301) 627-3346
The Family of the Americas Foundation (FAF) has a Charting Coach for Windows 3.1 that helps you chart and checks rules for the Ovulation Method. There is no temperature crosscheck. It's $19.95 and you can download it as shareware from their Web page. It assumes some familiarity with the OM.
They have NFP books in 21 languages, primarily of the Ovulation Method, and a nice OM effectiveness table.
Fitch Fertility Center Inc.
6214 Rose Lake Ave., San Diego CA 92119
Has video instruction tapes on Billings and STM ($30 each). We have no info as to content. Caveat emptor..
FertilityCare� Centers of America
Main contact point for the Creighton Model of NFP in the USA. Unfortunately do not list any direct contact point for the central organisation on their website, though there is an extensive directory of Centers in North America.
Human Life International
4 Family Life Lane,Front Royal,VA 22630-6453,U.S.A.
Book & materials Catalogue on request. This is at heart a right to life organisation.
One More Soul
1846 North Main Street,Dayton, Ohio 45405-3832,U.S.A.
This organization distributes information about the dangers of contraception, as well as promoting natural family planning and the benefits of having children. They also publish a directory of NFP-only physicians in the USA, and are publishing a collection of stories from men and women who have a steriliation reveral. They have a very fine catalogue of publications for sale.
The Fertility Shop
PO Box 201, Mahwah, NJ 07430
"We carry products that assist couples in natural family planning, as well as providing support and information on which products will suit their needs best!"
NFP Center - St Cloud Diocese
316 North 7th Avenue St. Cloud, Minnesota 56303
320-252-2100 or 1-800-864-6225
Phoenix NFP Center
4945 East Thomas Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85108
Pope Paul VI Institute
6901 Mercy Road, Omaha, NE 68106-2604
(Michael Grady) firstname.lastname@example.org
Publish a free newsletter, Love and Life Newsmagazine. This institute conducts much of the NFP research in the US.
Northwest Family Services
4805 NE Glisan, Portland, OR 97213
"Provides classes (including correspondence) and teacher training in the Sympto-Thermal Method of NFP based on Dr. Josef Roetzer's research. We also provide top quality abstinence education (FACTS curriculum -- public sector and Project Genesis -- Catholic) and marriage preparation.
Serena Canada (Head Office)
151 Holland Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1Y 0Y2
613.728.6536 and 888.373.7362
Box 1820, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5J 2P2
866-488-5221 (Edmonton - 488-5221)
99 Cornish Rm.317 Ed. & Res. Centre Winnipeg, MB R3C 1A2
Serena New Brunswick
30 St.Coeur Court Saint John, NB E2M 2J1
Serena Nova Scotia
344 Main Street Antigonish, NS B2G 2R6
151 Holland Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1Y 0Y2
613-728-6536 or 1-888-373-7362
6646 Saint-Denis Montreal, PQ H2S 2R9
Box 7375 Saskatoon, SK S7K 4J3
548 Amess Street, New Westminster, BC V3L 4A9