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Catholic Medical Association
The Linacre Quarterly
A recent survey conducted by the American Academy of Natural Family Planning (AANFP) found that over 55% of Catholic hospitals surveyed either provide or would like to provide some form of Natural Family Planning (NFP) services. In addition, over 60% of the respondents felt that NFP should be part of the mission of a Catholic hospital. This recent survey was conducted by the AANFP in order to determine the use of NFP in Catholic hospitals, (i.e., whether NFP is provided, types of NFP methods taught, teaching standardization and methodologies used, qualifications of NFP teachers, and the ethics of NFP services). This article is a report on that survey.
Fehring, Richard and Werner, Carl, "Natural Family Planning and Catholic Hospitals: A National Survey" (1993). College of Nursing Faculty Research and Publications. 24.