Family Life Education

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.

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.


The Premariage Program

Natural Fertility Services has been running the Pre-marriage program for the last 7 years and is well received by all the couples. The Pre-marriage Program offers you as a couple the opportunity to take the time to prepare for what will undoubtedly be the most important relationship of your lives. Amongst the excitement (and stress) of preparing for a wedding, it is very wise to take the time to prepare for a marriage. The commitment you will make to each other is a solemn and binding agreement that takes all of 2 minutes to say, but, a whole life time to work out. Taking the time to prepare for this important relationship not only helps you to be aware of the workings of this type of relationship, but, also helps you lay the foundations for the type of marriage you both want to establish. 

Natural Family Planning

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. The Sympto-thermal method is a very healthy and effective family planning choice. It works because a couple learn to understand, interpret and manage their signs of fertility which also leads to deeper levels of intimacy and communication. When managed correctly the couple will be able to make decisions to either avoid or achieve a pregnancy based on this knowledge. The Sympto-thermal method increases your chances of pregnancy when planned and is 99.6% effective at avoiding pregnancy, making it one of the most effective choices for family planning. Natural methods, like the Sympto-thermal method, are backed by significant research and can be relied upon as highly effective for avoiding or achieving a pregnancy. However, attempting to self educate in the use of these methods is not recommended as not all woman's cycles are the same. There are also many variables that can impact upon the symptoms of fertility and you will only get this education from accredited educators who are backed by over 40 years experience. This is what we offer.