The Couple to Couple League has promoted the SymptoThermal Method of Natural Family Planning since 1971.
Based on the work of Dr. Josef Roetzer and others, this method tracks cervical mucus, basal body temperature, and other signs to provide an informed awareness of a woman’s fertility which can be used to either avoid or achieve pregnancy. A recent study found an effectiveness of 99.6% for couples using the STM to avoid pregnancy (Frank-Herrmann, et.al., Human Reproduction, 2007).
During the CCL STM course couples learn how to observe, chart, and interpret the signs of fertility to accurately identify the fertile and infertile times in a cycle. Special situations are covered, including irregular cycles, infertility, and discontinuing hormonal birth control. Couples also discover the benefits of NFP for marriage, as they learn to understand and respect their fertility as a gift from God.
CCL also offers two supplemental classes. The Postpartum Class explains how fertility is affected by breastfeeding and how to detect when fertility returns. The Premenopause Class explains how to continue to use NFP as menopause approaches.
The main course consist of 3 sessions spread out over a 3 -month timeframe, with personal follow-ups as needed. If a class is not convenient, the CCL Home Study Course is offered, as well. (Instruction in Spanish is available in the area.)
Instructors with this icon also offer class instruction via Skype. Please contact them individually for more information. If you do not have Skype you may download it here for free.
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