NFP has been misunderstood for many years. Sometimes it is difficult to access teaching, so people become fearful of committing themselves when the method is thought to be unreliable.

We now have a reliable, safe and scientific based method of Natural Family Planning, known as Sympto-thermal method…..Safe to use, no harmful side effects, and it can strengthen relationships when used by motivated, mutually supportive and knowledgeable couples.  From this base, there is also medical support for women / couples with subfertility problems. (IRRM) and there are other organisations that will help children and adolescents learn more about relationships and puberty

Human anatomy and physiology is basically the same the world over and we welcome interest from people of good will whatever their philosophy for life.

We also recommend chatting with your medical practitioner or GP before starting any new programme that affects your health.

Below are links to organisations that teach Natural Family Planning / Natural Fertility. sometimes online and where possible face to face.

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Websites for Natural Family Planning and related topics

Billings ovulation Method

This is the first NFP organisation. It was developed in Australia in the 1950’s by Dr Evelyn and Dr John Billings, a married couple, both medical doctors. The focus is on recognising the changes in the cervical mucus.

The Natural Family Planning Teachers Association

This organisation started in 1984, by Dr John Kelly who worked with his colleague Dr Anna Flynn, in Birmingham. The Sympto- thermal method is taught which uses 4 indices of Fertility in the Female Cycle.  The website gives good information and on line tuition is available.

The Couple to Couple League in GB

As the name indicates, couples teach  couples. It originated in America and the Sympto thermal method is taught.

Fertility Care Centres Great Britain    

Within the website information is a map to show locations for teaching support. Many teachers also give online tuitionCouples with difficulty conceiving can be referred on for medical support via IIRRM

Natural Fertility Support in UK

This organisation is a member of fccgb

Wholly Natural Fertility

This is also a member of fccgb  with knowledgeable practitioners who can assist clients wanting to understand the natural cycle or are having difficulties with achieving a pregnancy.


This is  originally an American organisation. To find a UK based  Marquette instructor, contact

Younger Generations


This organisation runs a programme for teenagers helping them with relationships, moral values and understanding their fertility.

My Fertility Matter

An organisation for children at senior level in Primary school introducing them to the changes that will take place in their bodies as the go through  puberty. Run in small groups, minimum of 5 children.

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International Institute for Restorative Reproductive Medicine

There are centres for RRM in many countries in Europe but at present it is not always easy to access this medical treatment in the UK. More information is on the website. This organisation is particularly helpful for couples wishing to achieve a pregnancy and would prefer a method in harmony with the natural female cycle rather than a more technological approach. Online support available.

Saint Pope Paul VI Institute

This is a centre based in Nabraska USA and is a world leader on Natural Fertility Research . Under the directorship of Dr Thomas Hilgers.

European organisations for Natural Fertility .

Links to other European organisations – follow website / member countries/ click on map for required country.

European Institute for Family Life Education (English)

Institute Europeen d’Education Familiale  (French)

These are the same organisation.  Globally there are five ‘umbrella’ organisations and this is the European branch. It was founded in 1992 in Grenoble, France and  Dr Anna Flynn, from Birmingham, was a founder member. is a member of EIFLE, and is an organisation based in Ireland where medical assistance is available for reproductive support.