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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.
We have taught natural family planning for 50 years now, and while much has changed one thing hasn’t: The most common response of the women in our classes is “Why haven’t I heard any of this before now?” They make a good point: Young women deserve to be introduced to fertility awareness! Especially with more…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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).Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More