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

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.

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.