describe and analyse.
602 2 16 19 NFP
ERD 38, 39, 42, 43, 44, 52
and bioethical analysis of:
Genetic Diagnosis PGD
is Natural Family Planning (NFP)?
the 3 Primary ovulation symptoms.
the 7 Secondary ovulation symptoms.
various protocols and methods available today.
some ways in which NFP is healthier than contraception.
- Bioethical evaluation
of NFP as a means and as an end.
38, 39, 42, 43, 44, 52
When the marital act of sexual intercourse is not able to attain its
procreative purpose, assistance that does not separate the unitive
and procreative ends of the act, and does not substitute for the
marital act itself, may be used to help married couples conceive.27
Those techniques of assisted conception that respect the unitive and
procreative meanings of sexual intercourse and do not involve the
destruction of human embryos, or their deliberate generation in such
numbers that it is clearly envisaged that all cannot implant and some
are simply being used to maximize the chances of others implanting,
may be used as therapies for infertility
Because of the dignity of the child and of marriage, and because of
the uniqueness of the mother-child relationship, participation in
contracts or arrangements for surrogate motherhood is not permitted.
Moreover, the commercialization of such surrogacy denigrates the
dignity of women, especially the poor.30
A Catholic health care institution that provides treatment for
infertility should offer not only technical assistance to infertile
couples but also should help couples pursue other solutions (e.g.,
A Catholic health care institution should provide prenatal,
obstetric, and postnatal services for mothers and their children in a
manner consonant with its mission.
Catholic health institutions may not promote or condone contraceptive
practices but should provide, for married couples and the medical
staff who counsel them, instruction both about the Church?s
teaching on responsible parenthood and in methods of natural family