Intended audience: Physicians, Physician Assistants, Advanced Practice Nurses, Professional Nurses, Medical and Nursing students, Healthcare providers in women’s/family health, clergy and seminarians.

Learning objective:  Physicians and other healthcare providers in women and family health medicine will at some point in their practice be asked about NFP.  Participants will learn to analyze, describe and critique historical scientific developments of NFP over the last fifty years.  Learners will be able to identify and critique best practices of NFP research and:

  1. Delineate the (theological and philosophical) moral differences between contraception and natural family planning (NFP).
  2. Develop and analyze the history of the scientific developments in NFP methods over the 50 years since the proclamation of Humanae vitae.
  3. Analyze the evidence-base for NFP to avoid or achieve a pregnancy.
  4. Explore and critique the integration of NFP in the provision of women’s health care, and treatment.
  5. Present and demonstrate best practices in the provision of NFP services in a clinical or internet-based distance education.

Accreditation Statement:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The Medical College of Wisconsin and Marquette University. The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:  The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this  for a maximum of  6.75  AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 6.75 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

For nurses: 

This activity has been submitted to WNA CEAP for approval to award contact hours.   Wisconsin Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.