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"Most medical approaches today bypass the woman's problem or simply override her natural processes altogether. With NaPro, we find out why the body isn't functioning correctly, then apply treatments that work cooperatively with the body." - Dr. Thomas W. Hilgers, founder of the Pope Paul VI Institute

NaProTECHNOLOGY is an emerging science of women's healthcare that approaches procreative and gynecologic health problems in a way which is completely cooperative with the menstrual and fertility cycles and in a way which is morally acceptable to people of all  faiths. This reproductive science maintains the integrity of the human person, respects the dignity of women and supports the institution of marriage.

A central tool of NaProTECHNOLOGY is the Creighton Model FertilityCare System.  This new educational technology (which has been developing for over 30 years) allows a woman to monitor a variety of different biological markers (bio-markers) that reflect the occurrence of various hormone events during the course of her menstrual cycle. Doctors, trained in NaProTECHNOLOGY, can use these bio-markers along with other medical technologies to solve problems of infertility, repetitive miscarriage, recurrent ovarian cysts, polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis, hormonal abnormalities, and abnormal bleeding.

NaProTECHNOLOGY has been very effective in treating infertility. Below are comparisons showing the pregnancy rates between couples using NaProTECHNOLOGY, in vitro fertilization and other techniques. These studies show that women who have anovulatory infertility, polycystic ovarian disease, endometriosis, or tubal occlusion, all have statistically significantly higher pregnancy rates when treated using NaProTECHNOLOGY.

NaProTECHNOLOGY is offered at the Pope Paul VI Institute and in satellite FertilityCare Centers across the U.S. and internationally, including Dr. Jason Mattingly of Cincinnati who has been trained at the institute. For more information please contact a FertilityCare Center near you or visit the Pope Paul VI Institute's website at www.PopePaulVI.com.


Pope Paul VI Institute Press

  • In Their Own Words: Women Healed - This book is filled with the testimonies of 50 women (and their husbands) whose lives have been enriched by the medical care, education and research efforts of Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction. The anecdotes draw the reader into the lives of women and men who have received help through the Creighton Model FertilityCare System and NaProTECHNOLOGY.
  • The Medical and Surgical Practice of NaProTECHNOLOGY
  • Reproductive Anatomy & Physiology: A Primer for FertilityCare Professionals
1From www.naprotechnology.com