Natural Family Planning


Randomized Comparison of Two Internet-Supported Natural Family Planning Methods

Grantee Organization:
Marquette University
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201
Principal Investigator: Richard Fehring, PhD, MSN

Project Period: 09/01/2008 - 08/31/2011
We are in the final year of this US Office of Population Affairs funded study and are no longer seeking couple participants.

The Institute for Natural Family Planning at Marquette is conducting research on two internet-supported methods of natural family planning (NFP).

The two methods are:

The goals of the research are to: (1) assess and compare the efficacy of these two methods; (2) determine the users' satisfaction with each method; and (3) compare the level of motivation of couples using EHFM and CMM.

The study is the first randomized clinical trial comparing two methods of NFP to be performed in more than thirty years. It will take advantage of internet technologies to increase the ease of use of each method. Staff members from the Institute for Family Planning are available on line to answer questions on correct method use from study participants as well as from other NFP users. The study is planned to include 600 individuals and will be conducted over the course of three years, with the data being collected in the first two years.



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