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FertilityCareTM Centers of America (FCCA) is an international, non-profit organization, which was established for the primary purpose of promoting the services of the Creighton Model FertilityCare System and the new reproductive medical and surgical science of NaProTECHNOLOGY in the United States and Canada.

The American Academy of FertilityCare Professionals was founded in 1981 to foster, advance, and promote the Creighton Model FertilityCare System through service, education, leadership, and research. The Academy was known as the American Academy of Natural Family Planning until 2001.

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The Creighton Model System

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Every woman has the right to know how her cycles function in order to understand the way her body works. After thirty years of research, the mysteries of the menstrual and fertility cycle have been unraveled through the Creighton Model. Now, a woman can know her cycles and use this information for the maintenance of her health, and couples can use this knowledge to plan their family and build their future as a couple!

The Creighton Model relies upon the standardized observation and charting of biological markers that are essential to a woman's health and fertility. These 'biomarkers" tell the couple when they are naturally fertile and infertile, allowing the couple to use the system either to achieve or to avoid pregnancy. These biomarkers also telegraph abnormalities in a woman's health. This allows a woman to unravel the mysteries of the menstrual cycle.

Research leading to the development of the Creighton Model System began in 1976 and the system was first fully described in 1980. The research on his system has continued up until the present day and it has an extraordinary degree of scientific understanding and validity. In theCreighton Model, fertility is observed as a part of health, not a disease. It is a system that is specifically not a natural contraceptive. Rather, it is a true method of family planning . . . a method that can be used in two ways, to achieve, as well as, avoid pregnancy. These principles make this system distinctly different from contraception, artificial or natural.

The model is based upon a couple's knowledge and understanding of their naturally-occurring phases of fertility and infertility. Through this understanding, the couple is able to make decisions (choices) regarding the achievement or avoidance of pregnancy. This system provides information which deals with the complete dimension of the procreative ability. In addition, it provides women the added benefit of being able to monitor and maintain their procreative and gynecologic health over a lifetime. It is truly the only family planning system which has networked family planning with gynecologic and procreative healthcare and health maintenance. The teachers of theCreighton Model are trained allied health professionals and specifically-trained physicians have been educated to incorporate it into their medical practice.
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