Natural Family Planning


The Marquette Model brings 21st-century technology to NFP by using the Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor, a device used at home that measures hormone levels in urine to pinpoint ovulation. The information from this monitor is then used in conjunction with observations of cervical mucus or basal body temperatures to confidently determine the woman's fertile times.

Who can use the Marquette Model of NFP?

How can you learn more about NFP?

The Marquette University Institute for Natural Family Planning provides professional services for those who wish to practice NFP. Professional nurses who are specialists in teaching natural family planning provide couples with beginning educational sessions held monthly or longer as needed. Couples also meet with the nurse individually to discuss their unique needs.


Professional innovative NFP services:

The Marquette University College of Nursing has been providing professional services in NFP since 1985. In 1999, a new method of NFP was developed at Marquette that integrates new technology (the ClearBlue Easy Fertility Monitor — Unipath Diagnostics) with traditional natural biological markers of fertility.


College of Nursing Mission Statement

Through a transformational Catholic, Jesuit education, Marquette University College of Nursing prepares nurse leaders to promote health, healing and social justice for all people through clinical practice and development of nursing knowledge.