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Off the Charts is OPEN!

Off the Charts opens for new members only a few times a year, and right now is one of them! We're looking forward to meeting you on the inside!

Jenny Uebbing has spent the past decade wrestling with the ins and outs of NFP (three methods and counting!) and the beauty and the sacrifice of Christian marriage. She has an undergraduate degree in health and human services and theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville, where she also did graduate work in theology and counseling.

Off the Charts was born of years of fielding FAQs along the lines of 'why aren’t there more Catholic resources out there when it comes to NFP?' Welcome home.

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Your Local Live the Love Team

Local LTL Teams provide in-real-life support, encouragement and accompaniment for those practicing a FABM. Nothing beats knowing others around you who understand your experiences! No formal training is needed to start or join a LTL Team...they are open to anyone interested in learning about or helping make it easier to use FABMs effectively and follow your values - no matter what method you use!

Teen fertility awareness: Helping our daughters reclaim the true meaning of their bodies

Many parents, and I was one of them, dread having to have “the talk” as their child approaches puberty. We aren’t quite sure what to say about teen fertility awareness, and we fear what questions we may get. Looking back, I see that practicing fertility awareness helped my husband and me grow comfortable talking about…

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Does my femtech product provide support?

One only needs to spend a little time in fertility awareness-related Facebook groups to see that women who use the various femtech products frequently have questions, ranging from how to properly use it to why it is giving them the results it is. All too often they are seeking answers via Facebook because their product…

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Are the costs of femtech worth it?

The introduction of femtech (devices, hormone tests, apps) brings costs to the practice of fertility awareness, and before swiping your card it is certainly worth considering if the costs are going to be worth it to you. When using a traditional fertility awareness based method (FABM), there are little to no ongoing costs after the…

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When considering femtech, what is your goal?

Many of us are drawn to each new shiny gadget or tool to come along, and this is even more pronounced in today’s tech-heavy culture. This is true in the realm of fertility awareness as well. Just look at some of the numbers: An estimated 14-15 million women are using fertility tracking apps (most of…

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New study connects adolescent birth control use to depression…again

ecent study conducted by researchers at University of British Columbia and published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry links adolescent use of oral contraceptive (OC) to increased likelihood of long-term Major Depressive Disorder (MDD).

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New study: Fertility app users with formal FABM education more likely to stick to charting

We know, we know. It sounds like common sense that formal training in an FABM method makes users more consistent and committed to charting, but it’s important to back up claims with data…and now we have data.

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FINALLY: CDC’s FABM numbers change

Happily, the CDC now reports that “fertility awareness-based methods…failure rates vary across the methods.” They provide a figure of 2 percent to 23 percent.

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Keep up, Cosmo

Instead, it conflates the long-rejected calendar method with the extremely effective family planning approach of FAMB. I’m fairly confident that author Hannah Smothers doesn’t even realize there’s a difference. She used both the names and statistics interchangeably, demonstrating an obliviousness about the realities of FAMB that pervades much of the world.

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NBC misreports family planning statistics

To be fair, all of these sources rightly draw from the CDC, which relies on one very low-quality study to generate its numbers, and then blindly applies that number (the 24 in 100 statistic that Spector uses) to the entire gamut of natural methods.

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Encouragement for those new to NFP

“Patience! NFP has been the best thing for our marriage. We are a stronger, more faith-filled couple because of it. Just be patient at first. Also…I have never felt more in control of my body. A woman’s body is so amazing!”

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