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Natural Family Planning (NFP) is best learned through personalized instruction from a certified teacher. Several national NFP programs, though, offer excellent home study programs for those unable to meet locally with a teacher. Below is a list of NJNFP-approved home study programs for your consideration.
Billings Ovulation Method Association – USA (BOMA)
P.O. Box 2135
St. Cloud, MN 56302
BOMA provides client education in the Ovulation Method (OM). OM is a cervical mucus detection method created by the Drs. John and Evelyn Billings.
BOMA offers a traditional home study course via the US Postal system.
Couple to Couple League (CCL)
P.O. Box 111184
Cincinnati, Ohio 45211-1184
(513) 557-2449 FAX
CCL provides client education in the Sympto-Thermal Method (STM). STM is a multi-indexed method. It teaches detection of cervical mucus, the Basal Body Temperature and cervical changes besides other secondary fertility symptoms. CCL offers a traditional home study course via the US Postal system. Contact with the client can be conducted via e-mail.
Marquette University College of Nursing
Institute for NFP (MINFP)
P.O. Box 1881 Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
(414) 288-1939 FAX
MINFP provides client education in the Sympto-Thermal Method with the added feature of teaching electronic hormonal monitoring. MINFP offers on-line education.
NFP International (NFPIn)
NFPIn provides client education in the Cross-Check Method (also called “STM”). Access to an NFP master teacher is via e-mail. NFPIn also offers education in “Ecological Breastfeeding.”
Northwest Family Services (NWFS)
4805 N.E. Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97213
(503) 215-6940 FAX
NWFS provides client education in the STM.
NWFS offers traditional home study via the US Postal system, a client Internet course and also a combination of correspondence and on-line education for clients who request both.