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‘Natural Family Planning’ Course Links Catholic Morals, Medical Expertise at Georgetown
‘Natural Family Planning’ Course Links Catholic Morals, Medical Expertise at Georgetown
5/28/2015 || A course in natural fertility awareness based methods of family planning (NFP) at Georgetown University Medical Center and a resulting organization to inform physicians about NFP are two exciting examples of how professors at Catholic institutions can effectively bring Catholic teaching to the medical and scientific world.

The course—one not normally offered to medical students—is leading to increased research and consciousness on the healthful benefits of women and couples utilizing Natural Family Planning as opposed to chemical birth control methods, according to course coordinator Dr. Marguerite Duane. She told The Cardinal Newman Society that the course is making strides in medical research and exposing a growing number of students to the importance of understanding NFP.

Titled “Family Appreciation Methods in the Learning Years,” the class was first offered in 2010 and filled to capacity. Since then, it has continued to impact students at the Georgetown Medical Center.

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