Richard J. Fehring
Professor Emeritus
Phone

(414) 288-3838
E-mail

Specialization
Women's Health, Fertility, Research Methods

Highest Degree/School
Ph.D., Catholic University of America

Brief Statement of Scholarly Interests
I have an interest in investigating the efficacy and ease of use of fertility awareness methods for achieving or avoiding pregnancy. This interest includes evaluating the use of high-tech hormonal monitoring devices and Internet-based fertility awareness support services.

Titles of Courses Recently Taught

Selected Publications

Fehring, R, Schneider, M, & Raviele, K.  (2011). Pilot evaluation of an internet-based natural family planning education and service program, Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Neonatal Nursing.  E-Published, April 18, Publication target May/June, 2011.

Haglund, K., Edwards, L., Fehring, R., and Pruzynski,J.  (2011) Religiosity and sexual risk behaviors among Latina adolescents: Trends from 1995-2008," Journal of Womens Health, May 2011 issue.

Nassaralla CL, Stanford JB, Daly KD, Schneider M, Schliep KC, Fehring RJ. (2011) Characteristics of the Menstrual Cycle After Discontinuation of Oral Contraceptives.  Journal of Womens Health. 20 (2): 169-177.

Haglund, K. A., &  Fehring, R.J. (2010). The association of religiosity, sexual education, and parental factors with risky sexual behaviors among adolescents and young adults.  Journal of Religion and Health. 49:460–472.

Fehring, R. (2009). The Catholic physician and natural family planning: helping to build the culture of life. The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, 9(2), 305-323.

Fehring, R., Schneider, M., Barron, M.L., & Raviele, K. (2009). Cohort comparison of two fertility     awareness methods of family planning.  Journal of Reproductive Medicine,  54, 165-170.

Fehring, R. (2009). Efficacy and efficiency in natural family planning services.  The Linacre Quarterly, 76, 9-24. 

Fehring R., & Schneider M. (2008).  Variability of the fertile phase of the menstrual cycle.  Fertility and Sterility, 90(4), 1232-1235.

Fehring R., Schneider, M., & Barron, M.L. (2008).  Retrospective efficacy of the Marquette Model of natural family planning.  The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 33(6), 348-354.

Edwards. L., Fehring R., Jarrett, K.M., & Haglund, K.  (2008).  The influence of religiosity on the sexual behaviors of Latina/o adolescents, Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 30(4), 447-462.  

Fehring, R., Schneider, M., Raviele, K. (2006). Variability in the phases of the menstrual cycle. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing,
35(3):376-384
.

Fehring, R, Schneider, M, Barron, M. (2005). Protocol for determining fertility while breast-feeding. Fertility and Sterility. 84(3):805-7.

Fehring, R. (2005). New low and high tech calendar methods of family planning. Journal of Nurse Midwifery and Women’s Health. January/February;50:31-37.

Fehring, R. (2004). The future of professional education in natural family planning. Journal of Obstetrics Gynecological and Neonatal Nursing. 33:34-43.

Fehring, R. Raviele, K, Schneider, M. (2004). A comparison of the fertile phase as determined by the Clearplan Easy Fertility Monitor and self-assessment of cervical mucus. Contraception. 69:9-14.

Grants or Awards

2010 Title: Institute for Natural Family Planning.
Source: RLB Foundation
Principal investigator; Richard J. Fehring
Amount: $ 100,000

2009 Title: Institute for Natural Family Planning.
Source: RLB Foundation
Principal investigator; Richard J. Fehring
Amount: $ 100,000

2008 Title: Randomized comparison of two internet-based methods of natural family planning.
Source: Dept. of Health and Human Services; Office of Public Health and Science
Principal investigator: Richard J. Fehring; co-investigator: Mary Schneider
Amount: $ 595,567

2008 Title: Natural Family Planning Institute
Source: RLB Foundation
Principle Investigator: Richard J. Fehring
Amount: $99,000

2007 Title: University Faculty for Life 18th Annual Conference
Source: Our Sunday Visitor Foundation
Principle Investigator: Richard J. Fehring
Amount: $26,100

2007 Title: Natural Family Planning Institute
Source: Timmis Foundation
Principle Investigator: Richard J. Fehring
Amount: $100,000

2007 Title: Natural Family Planning Institute
Source: RLB Foundation
Principle Investigator: Richard J. Fehring
Amount: $ 100,000

2006 Title: Internet Based Natural Family Planning
Education & Service Program
Source: Our Sunday Visitor Foundation
Principle Investigator: Richard J. Fehring
Amount: $ 46,100

2004 Title: Statistical Evaluation of the Standard Days
Method of Family Planning
Source: USAID: Sub-Contract Georgetown
University Institute for Reproductive Health
Principal Investigator: Richard J. Fehring
Amount: $ 15,000

2006 Title: Institute for Natural Family Planning Projects
Source: RLB
Principle Investigator: Richard J. Fehring
Amount: $ 104,000

2005 Title: Institute for Natural Family Planning Projects
Source: RLB
Amount: $ 100,000

2004 Title: A Proposal for On-line Teacher Education In
Natural Family Planning
Source: Mercy Works Foundation
Amount: $ 25,000

2004 Title: Institute for Natural Family Planning Projects
Source: RLB
Amount: $ 100,000

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