Family Planning

Couples use the Creighton Model FertilityCare System to understand and track the biological markers of a women’s health and fertility.

These “biomarkers” tell the couple when they are naturally fertile and infertile, allowing them to select days of intercourse to either achieve or avoid pregnancy.


  • standardized and objective
  • personalized
  • shared system
  • monitors and maintains a woman’s health
  • versatile (usable at any stage of a woman’s reproductive life: regular and irregular cycles, breastfeeding, premenopause, or post-pill)
  • precise (identifies true days of fertility and infertility)
  • morally acceptable
  • professional
  • medically safe


As a true system of family planning, the Creighton Model FertilityCare System can be used to both achieve and avoid pregnancy. In the June 1998 issue of the Journal of Reproductive Medicine, a large use-effectiveness study of the Creighton Model revealed that this system has a method effectiveness (perfect use) of 99.5% and a use effectiveness (typical use) of 96.8% when used to avoid pregnancy. On the other hand, when used to achieve pregnancy in couples of normal fertility, the effectiveness is 76% in the first cycle of use and 98% by the sixth cycle.

Why Couples Like the Creighton Model

  • provides a system that mutually values, respects, and understands their combined fertility
  • promotes shared responsibility – unlike contraceptives
  • enhances their sexuality, fosters communication, and promotes marital bonding
  • strengthens marriages and families, views children as gifts
  • encourages involvement of men for support and in decision making

How do we get started?

You should start by attending an Introductory Session with a FertilityCare Practitioner near you! At the Intro Session, you will learn everything you need to know to get started. At the Follow-Up Sessions, your FertilityCare Practitioner will tailor the system to meet your individual needs – your cycles and your pregnancy intentions.