Klaus, Hanna
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Hanna Klaus, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. Executive Director Natural Family Planning Center of Washington, D.C. and the Teen STAR Program.
8514 Bradmoor Drive
Bethesda, MD 20817-3810 USA

Information about the Billings Method can be found on the Billings website: http://www.woomb.org. BOM teachers are found in 39 states and territories and they are listed by the Billings Ovulation Method Association http://www.boma-usa.org.

Additional scientific information can be accessed in H. Klaus, NFP-a Review, 2nd ed., avail from author. Tel. 301-897-9323; Fax 301-571- 5267.

Contact: hklaus@dgsys.com


Fertility is Not a Disease

Managing a couple's fertility to regulate their family size does not require removing said fertility from the woman's or the man's body. This is not primarily a religious issue.

Date posted: 2017-02-21

The Body Is Not a Mere Tool for the Expression of Feelings: How to Counter Dualism

Most of the young couples I meet during Natural Family Planning instructions have never heard of dualism but at some level they are open to rejecting it. One of the classic forms of dualism was Manicheanism, according to which there are two powers - good and evil, or God and Satan - but they were equally balanced. Other forms contrasted the mind with the body.

Date posted: 2014-04-05

Natural Family Planning - Is it Scientific? Is it Effective?

Natural family planning is planning for achieving or preventing a pregnancy by the timing of intercourse. By observing and recording certain natural symptoms and bodily changes that occur in a woman's menstrual cycle and using the information as a guide, a couple can learn to identify the fertile and infertile phases of the menstrual cycle. If the couple wishes to achieve pregnancy, they can be aware of the best days for this to occur. If the couple wishes to avoid pregnancy, they should abstain from intercourse or genital contact during the fertile or risk period of the cycle. Natural family planning for preventing pregnancy is also referred to as "periodic abstinence." The World Health Organization (WHO) defines periodic abstinence as voluntary avoidance of intercourse by a couple during the fertile phase of the menstrual cycle in order to avoid pregnancy.

Date posted: 2007-04-08

Letter to the Washington Post re Toni Weschler's book

Her narrative relies on the retrospective, adult understanding of women who reflect on their adolescent behaviors. Despite the fact that adult women wished that they had learned to understand and value their fertility much earlier in their lives, giving unnecessarily complicated physiological information to girls who are still growing toward adulthood and do not process information the same way adults do, does not begin to meet their needs.

Date posted: 2007-03-23

Reproductive Technology [Evaluation & Treatment of Infertility]

"How do I know when a reproductive technology is morally right?"

Date posted: 2006-01-28

The Future of Obstetrics and Gynecology: The right to be trained and practice according to conscience

Until the paradigm shift in medical ethics brought about by the acceptance of contraception and later, abortion, Roman Catholics and those who shared their views on the inviolability of human life were not considered counter-cultural. However, in the last half century, those who refused to condone, let alone participate in abortion were quickly marginalized if they sought admission not only to post-graduate training programs in obstetrics and gynecology, but even entry to medical school. Soon, not so subtle discrimination extended to those who refused to participate in surgical sterilization or, even worse, prescribe contraception.

Date posted: 2002-09-18

Undergirding Abstinence Within a Sexuality Education Program

Despite recent declining rates in adolescent pregnancy in this country, more than four in ten teenage girls still get pregnant at least once before age 20. About two-thirds of all students have sex before graduating from high school, potentially exposing themselves to STDs. And one in four sexually experienced teens do contract an STD each year, some of which are incurable, including HIV, which is terminal or at least life-threatening (Kirby, 2001)

Date posted: 2001-12-31