Richard Fehring, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Richard Fehring
Richard Fehring, Ph.D., RN, FAANMarquette University

Clark Hall, 112C

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3838

Professor Emeritus and Director, Institute of Natural Family Planning

Highest Degree and Institution

Ph.D., Catholic University of America

Courses Taught

Natural Family Planning Medical Application

Natural Family Planning Core Theory

Natural Family Planning Teacher Training

Research 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.

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Nursing

American Nurses' Association

Catholic Medical Association

Midwest Nursing Research Society

Sigma Theta Tau International

University Faculty for Life

Wisconsin Nurses' Association

Specialization

Natural Family Planning/Fertility Awareness Based Methods

Publications

Link to Marquette University E-Publications- Fehring  https://works.bepress.com/richard_fehring/

Fehring, R., (2018). Contraception and Natural Family Planning: the Impact on the Sexual Lives of Couples?  Anthropotes, 35(2018); 101-126

Manhart, M.D., and Fehring, R.J. (2018). The State of the Science of Natural Family Planning Fifty Years after Humane Vitae: A Report from NFP Scientists’ Meeting Held at the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, April 4, 2018.  The Linacre Quarterly, 85, 4 (2018): pp. 339–347.

Fehring, R., T. Bouchard, and M. Meyer. (2018).  Influence of Contraception Use on the Reproductive Health of Adolescents and Young Adults. The Linacre Quarterly. 85 2, (2018): 167-177. 

Bouchard, T. P.,  Fehring, R., and Schneider, M. (2018). Achieving Pregnancy Using Primary Care Interventions to Identify the Fertile Window.  Frontiers in Medicine, Vol. 4; January 18: 250.

Fehring, R.J. Schneider, M., and Bouchard, T.  (2017).  Effectiveness of an Online Natural Family Planning Program for Breastfeeding women.  J Obstet Gynecl Neionatal Nurs, Aug;46(4):e129-137.

Fehring, R., (2017).  Preventing unintended pregnancies (the natural way) among women with hard cases.  Life and Learning XXIII.  In Proceedings of the Twenty Third (2013) Conference of University Faculty for Life.  (Ed. J. Koterski).  P 255-270.

Fehring, R., and Schneider, M. (2017).  Extended Effectiveness of an Online Natural Family Planning Service Program.  MCN The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing.  42(1): 43-49.

Fehring, R. (2015).  The Influence of Contraception, Abortion and Natural Family Planning on

Divorce Rates as Found in the 2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth.  The Linacre Quarterly.  82(3): 273-282.

Fehring, R., and Mu, Q. (2014) Cohort Efficacy Study of Natural Family Planning among Perimenopause Age Women.  Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Neonatal Nursing.  43(3):351-8.

Fehring, R., and Schneider, M.  (2014).  Comparison of Abstinence and Coital Frequency between Two Natural Methods of Family Planning.  Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health.  59:528-532.

Mu, Q., and Fehring, R. (2014).  Efficacy of achieving pregnancy with fertility focused intercourse. MCN The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing.  39(1): 35-40.

Fehring, R., Schneider, M., Barron, M.L. and Pruszynski, J. (2013).  The influence of motivation on the efficacy of natural family planning.  MCN The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing.  38(6): 352-358.

Fehring, R. and Rodriguez, D. (2013). Spiritual care of couples using natural family planning.  The Linacre Quarterly, August Issue.  80(3):225-238.

Fehring, R., Schneider, M., Raviele, K, Rodriguez, D & Pruszynski. J. (2013) Randomized comparison of two Internet-supported fertility awareness based methods of family planning, Contraception, 88(1): 24-30.

Bouchard, T, Schneider, M & Fehring, R. (2013). Efficacy of a new postpartum transition protocol for avoiding pregnancy.  Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.  26, 35-44

Honors and Awards

2015    Honorary Member of Alpha Sigma Nu – Jesuit Honor Society

2012    Pioneer Fellow in the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association International

2010    Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing

Funding

2018, Institute for Natural Family Planning, RLB Foundation, PI Richard J. Fehring

2017, Institute for Natural Family Planning, RLB Foundation, PI Richard J. Fehring

2016, Institute for Natural Family Planning, RLB Foundation, PI Richard J. Fehring

2015, Institute for Natural Family Planning, RLB Foundation, PI Richard J. Fehring

2014, Internet-based natural family planning education & service program, Our Sunday Visitor Foundation, PI Richard J. Fehring

2014, Institute for Natural Family Planning, RLB Foundation, PI Richard J. Fehring

2013, Institute for Natural Family Planning, RLB Foundation, PI Richard J. Fehring


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