Sympto-thermal Method (STM)

Natural Family Planning (NFP) is a term that refers to any method of managing ones fertility that is non-interventionist. At Natural Fertility Services Cairns we educate couples in the use of the Sympto-Thermal Method of fertility management and the Lactational Amenorrhea Method.  

Our Sexualities and Relationships Education Program is delivered through a values framework, meaning, unlike other sexuality and relationship programs our primary goal is NOT health outcomes, but rather the healthy affective sexual maturation of the student. Therefore the content of the program, while containing  primarily biological, physiological and other health related information, is focussed on how the student integrates this content in their life choices and  attitudes towards themselves, their family and others. While health outcomes are not our primary focus, we believe that choices based on these values will necessarily inform better health outcomes

Natural Fertility Services has been working in the area of age appropriate sexuality and relationship education for over twenty years from Tully to Thursday Island.  Our sexualities and relationships education school program extends from Year 1 to Year 12.  This program is grounded in a values framework, having its focus on the healthy affective sexual maturation of the student, while supporting the family structure as the primary source of development in this matter.  We believe it is the obligation and right of the parent to be the primary educator in matters of sexuality and relationships, and as such, all our sessions seek to foster the appreciation of this role of the parent.

EMPOWERING  Couples | ​SERVING Families

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Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM)

Natural Family Planning

A highly effective, natural and empowering way to manage your fertility that improves your relationship and empowers you to understand your body.


Lactational Amenorrhea is the absence of menstruation after 2 months post partum due to the effects of fully, or nearly fully, breastfeeding. The Lactational Amenorrhea Method is a modern, temporary, method of family planning based on this natural infertility resulting from certain patterns of breastfeeding


Family Life Education (FLE)