Books about reproductive health, Fertility Awareness, and Natural Family Planning

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Garden of Fertility Book CoverHonoring Our CyclesIn her books, The Garden of Fertility (2004) and Honoring Our Cycles (2006), Katie Singerintroduces Fertility Awareness (also called Natural Family Planning).With these methods, a woman who charts her temperature and cervical mucus can know when she is fertile and infertile. A woman who charts her fertility signs can also know whether she is ovulating or miscarrying. You can learn remedies for problems like Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and fertility.

T E A C H I N G   F E R T I L I T Y   A W A R E N E S S

A Study Guide, written by Katie Singer, author of The Garden of Fertility, is available through PayPal for $35.00. The guide includes about 300 questions and a bibliography designed to help you prepare to teach Fertility Awareness effectively and to serve as a resource throughout your career. (For more general information about teaching Fertility Awareness, see the resources listed on the FAQ page.)

Fertility Awareness Teacher Study Guide
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Fertility Awareness Teacher Study Guide

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To teach the method effectively, you need:

  • to chart your own cycles for at least 18 months;
  • to read extensively (see Bibliography);
  • to attend at least two classes taught by other FA and NFP teachers;
  • to know how to interpret 'non-textbook' charts;
  • resources for women who want to strengthen their gynecological health without pharmaceuticals;
  • to know when a client needs to see a physician;
  • to help women talk with their doctors--who are typically untrained in Fertility Awareness;
  • to support women who've experienced sexual trauma, abortion, multiple miscarriages--emotional experiences that often emerge (and sometimes affect reproductive health) while they begin charting;
  • tutorials with a senior teacher; and
  • review of class handouts by a senior teacher with editorial skills.

You should also complete the Study Guide and have it reviewed by a senior teacher.

When you are ready to have your completed Study Guide reviewed by a senior teacher, please contact the Fertility Awareness Network in New York (212.475.4490). Please note that review of this study guide will require paying the teacher for her time; and completion of it does not necessarily lead to certification.


Section One: History, Politics & Effectiveness

Section Two: Anatomy & Physiology

Section Three: The Hormones

Section Four: Cervical Fluid

Section Five: Basal Body Temperature (BBT)

Section Six: Male Anatomy

Section Seven: Rules for Preventing Pregnancy

Section Eight: Special Circumstances

After the Pill
Other Special Circumstances & Questions

Section Nine: Using Charts as an Introductory Gauge of Gyn & Overall Health

Section Ten: Teaching

Section Eleven: Charts