NFP teachers attend OKC conference

Several Wichita diocese natural family planning teachers attended the International Billings Ovulation Method Conference in Oklahoma City Nov. 20-21. Participating in the conference, from left, were John and Crystal Barnes, front, and behind, from left, Judith and Gerald Leonard, Pat Lowrance, Martina Holmes, and Geri and Paul Vossen.

A group of natural family planning teachers from the Diocese of Wichita attended the International Billings Ovulation Method Conference Nov. 20-21 in Oklahoma City.
Speakers included Marian Corkhill, Australia, Fr. Daniel McCaffrey of NFP Outreach, Dr. Jan Hemstad of Seattle, Wash., Dr. Lek-Lim Chan of China, pharmacist Lloyd Duplantis, of Gray, La., and Dr. Mary Martin, Oklahoma City.
Dr. Mary Martin, an obstetrician and gynecologist, hosted a dedication and tour of the new Billings Center for Fertility & Reproductive Medicine at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City.
“The Billings Method has been in existence for over 50 years” said Marian Corkhill. “The research conducted is more than any other method of NFP, including over 850,000 hormonal assays done in conjunction with Dr. James Brown, world renowned endocrinologist.”
Other topics included “The Myth of the 28-day Cycle,” “The PCOS Woman,” “The surprising link between Vitamin D and Fertility,” and others. A panel discussion with medical professionals included Dr. Clint Leonard.