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Ph.D., Catholic University of America
Natural Family Planning Medical Application
Natural Family Planning Core Theory
Natural Family Planning Teacher Training
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.
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
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
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
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
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