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

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

Selected 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

Grants

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

Recent Presentations

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


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