Is natural family planning reliable?
Is it safe?
The short answer to both questions is “Yes!”
But you don’t have to take our word for it. There are plenty of data to back up that claim.
Natural Family Planning, or NFP, has been thoroughly studied by researchers around the world, both in medical settings and in real life application.
There is overwhelming evidence that:
- If a couple’s goal is to avoid pregnancy, NFP is as effective as any contraception in “typical use” scenarios
- NFP can be used to help achieve pregnancy, even for many couples diagnosed as clinically subfertile
- NFP has no “side effects” since it is not a medical treatment
We’ll review some of that evidence in a moment.