MEDIA RELEASE 2 August
“Your body, your choice”
– theme of NFP Week 2005
“Your body, your choice” is the theme of Natural Family
Planning Week to be held nationally from 21-27 August 2005.
Australian Council of Natural Family Planning Incorporated
(ACNFP) affiliated centres offer effective natural fertility management methods
for a couple to plan their family. ACNFP Inc is the leading authority in
Australia for the Sympto-thermal Method and the Lactational Amenorrhoea Method
particular to breastfeeding mothers.
The Sympto-thermal Method allows a couple to learn about
and understand their natural states of fertility, so they can then apply their
knowledge to achieve or avoid a pregnancy, drug and device free. If taught
correctly by a qualified teacher and used according to rules, these methods are
known to be 98% effective in helping couples avoid pregnancy, as effective as
the oral contraceptive pill but providing a healthier lifestyle option.
President of ACNFP Mrs Noelle Melrose says “NFP Week is
about celebrating the gift of fertility and the choice that each person has in
embracing that precious gift.”
“We hear so much about “choice” on a daily basis, we are
celebrating and advocating the healthy best choice for your body when planning a
“As well as being a healthier choice and therefore safer
than the oral contraceptive pill, natural fertility management methods allow
both women and men to share the responsibility for their fertility and make
decisions together about achieving, avoiding and spacing pregnancy. These
methods can also be utilized across a variety of life situations: while planning
and having a family, including breastfeeding; post hormonal contraception; and
Founded in 1975, ACNFP has 17 affiliated centres
nationwide. A toll-free hotline has been set up to take enquiries: 1800 114 010.
Callers will be directed to the nearest NFP Centre with the 1800
phone in their state, where a teacher will be happy to assist you achieve
your family planning goal..
ACNFP Centres will distribute postcards detailing “Your
body, your choice” during NFP week, for distribution to clients, parishes,
doctors surgeries etc.
For more information, Mrs Ann Nicey on (02) 9452 5244.