The Natural Family Planning Association
(Alberta) is an non-profit organization whose purpose is to teach
the Billings Ovulation Method of natural family
The Billings Ovulation Method is
based on awareness of the woman's natural cycles of fertility and
infertility, unmodified by any chemical, mechanical, or other artificial
means. It takes advantage of the biological fact that women are
infertile more often than fertile throughout their reproductive
years. A woman learns to recognize
the fertile and infertile phases within her menstrual cycle. The
fertile phase, that time when conception may occur, is recognized
by physical signs accompanying ovulation. This knowledge, together
with planned abstinence, can be used either to achieve
or to postpone pregnancy.
The Billings Ovulation Method:
- Enables all pregnancies to be
- Is based on sound scientific knowledge
- Is NOT the Rhythm Method
- Can assist many couples to achieve
- Is natural and therefore harmless
- Does not require pill-taking or
devices of any kind
- Is morally acceptable
- Helps to establish physical and
mental harmony in marriage
- Can be used successfully by any
woman who wishes to do so
The use of the Billings Ovulation
Method is not compatible with barrier or hormonal forms of contraception,
i.e. condoms or the Pill, either during the learning period or for
family planning purposes.
As decisions concerning the family
involve both husband and wife, we invite couples to take the joint
responsibility of spacing their children. Successful use of the
Method demands loving cooperation and contributes to growth in communication,
understanding, and respect between marriage partners - thus enhancing
the total marriage relationship.
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the Billings Ovulation Method? Visit:
For quick links to information,
Natural Family Planning Association
Power Point presentation
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Ovulation occurs on only 1
day in each cycle.
The egg lives only 12-24
hours if not fertilized.
Sperm need mucus with fertile
signs to survive, otherwise they will die within a short time.
Sperm with best mucus may live
Fertility depends on ovulation
and satisfactory mucus.
Pregnancy can result from contact
of sexual organs on days of mucus with fertile signs without
penetration or ejaculation.
Family Planning Association (Alberta) was established
in 1984 and is affiliated with:
(World Organization Ovulation Method Billings)
studies indicate that with proper instruction and
motivation, the Billings Ovulation Method in actual practice
is 99.64% effective.
(Dr. Catherine Bernard, Ob. Gyn., Family Life Centre, India)