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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

Dr. Fehring, a professor emeritus and director of the Institute for Natural Family Planning, is an internationally known Fertility Awaness Based Methods (FABM)  researcher. His research includes effectiveness studies of FABM for achieving and avoiding pregnancy, use of FABM during reproductive transitions including the postpartum transition to fertility, and the transition through perimenopause. Dr. Fehring is one of the prime developers of the Marquette Method of natural family planning, a modern evidence-based method that integrates the newest hormonal monitoring systems that allow women to track their fertility for family planning purposes and as a vital sign for women's health. His research also includes the influence of FABM and contraception on women's health.

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 
Link to Marquette University E-Publications - Fehring (searchable)

Bouchard T.P. Fehring, R., and Schneider M. (2019) Pilot Evaluation of a New Urine Progesterone Test to Confirm Ovulation in Women Using a Fertility Monitor.  Front Public Health. 2019 Jul 2;7:184. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2019.00184. eCollection 2019

Fehring, R. (2019). In Joseph W. Koterski, S.J. (Ed.). A Twenty-Year History (1958-1978) of Contraception and Abortion as Experienced by the Catholic Medical Association. Life and Learning XXIX - Proceedings of the 29th University Faculty for Life Conference (vol. 29, pp. 187-204). New York, New York: University Faculty for Life Fordham University. http://www.uffl.org/pastproceedings.html

Fehring, R. (2019). The Influence of Religiosity and Contraception on the Likelihood of Abortion among Reproductive Age Women. Life and Learning XXIX Proceedings of the 29th University Faculty for Life Conference (vol. 29, pp. 205-221). New York,  New York: University Faculty for Life - Fordham University. http://www.uffl.org/pastproceedings.htm


Fehring, R. (2019). In Edward Furton (Ed.). Efficacy of Natural Family Planning Methods. No (12th ed., vol. 44, pp. 1-4). Danvers, MA: National Catholic Bioethics Center.

Mu, Q., Hanson, L., Hoelzle, J. B., Fehring, R. (2019). Young Women's Knowledge About Fertility and Their Fertility Health Risk Factors. JOGNN, 48 (2), 153-162.

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

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.

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

 

Book Chapters

Fehring, R. (2019). In T. Notare (Ed.). A Historical Review of the Catholic Scientists Who Answered the Call of Humanae vitae. In T. Notare (Ed).  Humanae Vitae, 50 Years Later. (pp. 147-169). Washington, DC: The Catholic University Press. 9506 Wilson Blvd

Fehring, R. (2019). In Jose Noriega, and Rene and Isabelle Eccochard (Ed.). Impatto sulla sessualita (Impact on Sexuality): Contraception versus Natural Family Planning; Dizionario su sesso, amore e fecondita (pp. 505-512). Vatican City, Rome: John Paul II Pontifical Institute of Theology - Lateran University.

Fehring, R. (2019). Physical, Psychological, and Spiritual Differences between Natural Family Planning and Contraception. Dizionario susesso, amore, e fedondita. (pp. 221-227). Vatican City, Rome: John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute - Lateran University.

Fehring, R. (2019). Signs of Growth and Healing: Health Care and Science. In T. Notare (Ed).  Humanae Vitae, 50 Years Later. Washington, DC: The Catholic University Press. 9506 Wilson Blvd

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

2019, Institute for Natural Family Planning, RLB Foundation, PI Richard J. Fehring

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


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