Natural Family Planning & Fertility

Natural Family Planning involves methods for achieving and avoiding pregnancy that are based on the observation of the naturally occurring signs and symptoms of the fertile and infertile phases of the menstrual cycle.

Couples using natural family planning methods to avoid pregnancy abstain from intercourse and genital contact during the fertile phase of the woman’s cycle. No drugs, devices, or surgical procedures are used to avoid pregnancy.

NFP reflects the dignity of the human person within the context of marriage and family life, and promotes openness to life and the gift of the child. By complementing the love-giving and life-giving nature of marriage, NFP can enrich the bond between husband and wife.

The Diocese of Wichita offers Natural Family Planning Classes by trained and certified teachers in two methods: Ovulation Method and Sympto-thermal method. Please contact us at (316) 685-5240 or email Becky at knappb@catholicdioceseofwichita.org

To see a listing of classes available in English, click here.

To see listing of classes available in Spanish, click here.

To learn more about the methods, click here.

To order supplies, click here.


Wichita Physicians Trained in

NaProTechnology

And Who Serve as

Medical Consultants for NFP

(Alphabetical by Clinic Name)

Dr. Elizabeth Cox, MD OBGYN


Holy Family Medical Associates

144 South Hillside Street, Wichita, KS 67211 (316) 682-9900

Dr. Ron Ferris, MD, CFCMC Family Medicine


Lakepoint Family Physicians

8020 E Central Ave, Wichita, KS 67206 316) 636-2662

Dr. Diana Crook, MD Family Medicine, Prenatal Care up to 28 weeks


Via Christi Clinic on East 21st

9211 E 21st Street Wichita, KS 67206 316-609-4501

Dr. David Timler, MD Family Medicine

Via Christi Family Medicine Residency Faculty

St. Joseph Clinic 1121 S Clifton Wichita KS 67208 316-689-5500

Dr. Sheryl Beard, MD Family Medicine


West Wichita Family Physicians, PA

8200 W. Central, Suite One Wichita, KS 67212 (316) 721-4544

Dr. Jody Elson, MD, CFCMC,  Family Medicine with Obstetrics

Dr. Michael Scheve, MD Family Medicine with Obstetrics

Dr. Cassie Gerlach, MD Family Medicine

 

 

Residents

 

St. Joseph Clinic 1121 S Clifton Wichita KS 67208 316-689-5500

Dr. Stephanie White, MD Family Medicine with Obstetrics

St. Francis Clinic 707 N Emporia Ave Wichita, KS (316) 858-3460

Dr. Paul Cleland, MD Family Medicine with Obstetrics

 

 

 

Resources for Couples Facing Infertility

Life Giving Love in an Age of Technology is a document by the U.S. Catholic Bishops written for infertile couples and all interested in fertility and technology.  Copies are available from our office or may be purchased from the USCCB website.

Addressing Infertility with Compassion and Clarity is another resource published by the USCCB.  It is available for download here or may be purchased from the USCCB website.