Richard Fehring, Ph.D., RN, FAANMarquette University
Clark Hall, 112CMilwaukeeWI53201United States of America(414) firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Emeritus and Director, Institute of Natural Family Planning
Ph.D., Catholic University of America
Natural Family Planning Medical Application
Natural Family Planning Core Theory
Natural Family Planning Teacher Training
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.
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
Natural Family Planning/Fertility Awareness Based Methods
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
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
Title X Fertility Awareness Base Methods Expert's Meeting, Perspectives from the field: teaching about FABM use -The Marquette Experience, Washington, DC, September 13, 2018
The Catholic Medical Association 87th Annual Education Conference 7, Integrating Technology in the Provision of Natural Planning Services, Dallas, TX, September 21, 2018
The Catholic Medical Association 87th Annual Education Conference, Evidence for Effectiveness of NFP Methods in Transition Periods (Postpartum Breastfeeding and Peri-menopause)Dallas, TX, September 19, 2018
Annual Catholic Medical Association Boot Camp for Medical Students, Evidenced-Based Natural Family Planning, Saint Mary on the Lake University, Mundelein Illinois, June 13, 2018
Twenty-Eighth Annual Conference "Life and Learning XXVIII", A Twenty Year History (1958-1978) of Contraception and Abortion as Experienced by the Catholic Medical Association University of Dallas in Irving, TX., June 8, 2018
Presentation at “Embracing God’s Vision for Marriage, Love, and Life – a 50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae Symposium at The Catholic University of America,, A Historical Review of Those Catholic Scientists who Answered the Call of Humanae Vitae. Washington, DC, April 6, 2018
Presentation at “Embracing God’s Vision for Marriage, Love, and Life – a 50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae Symposium at The Catholic University of America,, Signs of Growth and Healing: Healthcare and Science. Washington, DC, April 6, 2018
42nd Annual Research Conference, Pilot Study of a New Urine Progesterone Self-Test to Confirm Ovulation, Poster session, Cleveland, Ohio, April 13, 2018
The Catholic Medical Association 86th Annual Education Conference, An Evidenced-based Electronic Hormonal Fertility Monitor Aided Method of Family Planning, Denver, Co. September 6, 2017
Midwest Nursing Research Society 41th Annual Research Conference, Effectiveness of Natural Indicators of Fertility to Achieve Pregnancy, Minneapolis, MN, April 7, 2017
Influence of Current Contraceptive Use on the Abortion and STD Rates among Adolescents and Young Adults in the USA. University Faculty for Life Conference, St. Thomas University Law School, Minneapolis, MN, June 10, 2017.
The Catholic Medical Association 85th Annual Education Conference, Extended Use Effectiveness of an Evidenced-Based Hormonal Fertility Monitor Aided Method of Natural Family Planning Washington, DC, October 12, 2016
Midwest Nursing Research Society 40th Annual Research Conference, Extended Use Effectiveness of a Nurse Managed Natural Family Planning Service Program. Milwaukee, March 11, 2016