Natural Family Planning: Theory and Medical Applications

The Theory and Medical Applications course applies knowledge of the menstrual cycle, reproductive anatomy and physiology, natural indicators of fertility, reproductive transitions and evidence based protocols for managing common reproductive age women's health conditions. It involves presenting, analyzing, applying and critiquing case studies and protocols for managing helath conditions related to fertility and the menstrual cycle. There is an emphasis on lifestyle changes, self-care management, and enhancement of normal fertility

Accreditation Statement for Joint Provider Activities:
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 Mecical 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 enduring material for a maximum of 15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 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 15.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals. 

Please note there is a $2.50 fee for electronic processing and maintenance of credits claimed.

Target Audience

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Advanced Practice Nurses, Nurses (with a BA degree or higher interested in advancing their knowledge in womens/couples reproductive health)

Learning Objectives

  • Specify use of NFP in assessing and managing subfertility/infertility.
  • Appraise and apply protocols in the management of PCOS and other endocrine problems with a focus on normalizing the menstrual cycle.
  • Assess and manage dysfunctional uterine bleeding as menifested in menstrual cycle charting.
  • Assess and manage other common conditions related to the menstrual cycle, e.g., PMS, dysmenorrhea, etc.
  • Present and critique case studies involving NFP, menstrual cycle charting, and health care management of women's and reproductive health.
Additional information


Mary Schneider
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 288-3854
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 15.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

James Linn, MD (OB/GYN)
Richard Fehring, PhD, RN, FAAN
Mary Schneider MSN, FNP-BC, CLC
Kathleen Raviele, MD (OB/GYN)
Thomas Bouchard, MD (Family Practice)
Kevin Miller, PhD (Bioethicist)

All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Available Credit

  • 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 15.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.


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