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What are the benefits of using natural family

In natural family planning (NFP) both spouses are taught to
understand the nature of fertility and work with it, either to
plan a pregnancy or to avoid a pregnancy. Couples who use
NFP soon learn they have a shared responsibility for family
planning. Husbands are encouraged to tune in to their wives'
cycles and both spouses are encouraged to speak openly and
frankly about their sexual desires and their ideas on family

Other benefits include:

* low cost
* no side effects
* effectiveness for achieving, spacing, or limiting pregnancy
* can be used throughout the reproductive life cycle
* marriage enrichment and mutual understanding
* appreciation for the value of a child
* fosters respect for and acceptance of the total person
* morally acceptable

(Reference - The Diocesan Development Program for NFP, National
Conference of Catholic Bishops)

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