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NFP: Just another form of contraception?Contrary to popular belief, Natural Family Planning (NFP) is not “Catholic Contraception” like it is commonly misconstrued. It isn’t the outdated “calendar rhythm method” either, where a woman estimates when her fertile period is, based on information gleaned from her previous six cycles. This method is quite unreliable indeed. So [...]

famfare!

NFP: Just another form of contraception?Contrary to popular belief, Natural Family Planning (NFP) is not “Catholic Contraception” like it is commonly misconstrued. It isn’t the outdated “calendar rhythm method” either, where a woman estimates when her fertile period is, based on information gleaned from her previous six cycles. This method is quite unreliable indeed. So [...]

The natural Way of building A Family

If you are married or planning to marry and have yet to make a commitment, I hope that you will adopt Natural Family Planning (NFP) in your marriage.The following testimonies speak a lot about NFP:”After 25 years of marriage we are still in love. NFP has enriched our marriage and made our love grow.” – [...]

Past and present NFP instructors gather

Natural Family Planning Service Singapore (NFP) held a reunion with over 80 past and current instructors and their families on Jan 17 at Orchid Country Club.Mass was concelebrated by Sacred Heart Fr Anthony Hutjes and Dominican Fr David Garcia.Sharing their most memorable occasions and anecdotes to huge applause were Dr Victor and Mrs Vivienne Wee, [...]

Values: Contraception – Family planning or family avoidance?

In this continuing series on Values, we look at the issue of contraception versus natural family planning (NFP), and their implications on couples and society. IN JUST the last 50 years, contraceptives have changed the world’s perception of birth control. There has been much debate over the use of contraception versus natural family planning (NFP). [...]

The joys of responsible parenthood

JOHN AND JOANN, like many young couples, wanted "to get to know each other for the first two years before planning for children". On her first visit to her gynaecologist, Joann learned that she was "sub-fertile" and had been scheduled to undergo a procedure to help her. But before she could go through it, she [...]

Right choices, happy outcome

SYBIL ANTHONY, AN NFP instructor since the 1980s, had always wanted to have a child of her own. But since she was diagnosed with end-stage renal failure soon after her wedding in 1988, it was impossible for her to get pregnant without it being a threat to her life. Inspired by the message of "Humanae [...]

NFP in Singapore: Few takers

SINGAPORE – A World Health Organization trial in five developing countries shows NFP to have an effective rate of more than 99 percent if used according to the guidelines. That is as good as oral contraceptives without any negative side effects. Additional benefits that come from using NFP include shared responsibility for a pregnancy which [...]

The right way to plan a family

  MUST SPOUSES HAVE as many children as is physically possible? This has never been the teaching of the church. Spouses are expected to be responsible about their child-bearing, to bring forth children that they can raise well. But the means used to limit family size must be moral. Methods of Natural Family Planning are [...]

Plans to increase awareness of Humanae Vitae and NFP in Singapore

SINGAPORE – Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae (Of Human Life) has received little attention in the Singapore archdiocese. However, a significant step to increase awareness of Humanae Vitae and the existence of NFP was made recently when lay people from the Catholic Medical Guild of Singapore, NFP instructors, and Marriage Preparation Course spiritual director [...]