The Association was set up in 1984 by two gynaecologists Mr. John Kelly and Dr. Anna Flynn to train people to teach the Sympto-Thermal Method of Natural Family Planning. This method brings together all the strengths of the temperature method, which had been very well researched in 1950s and spread across Europe, USA and Canada, with the addition of the latest discoveries about the role of cervical mucus, as researched by Drs. Evelyn and John Billings of Australia. So it is truly an “international method”.
Our teachers are volunteers who have used the Symptothermal method and undertaken the teaching course to enable them to pass on this valuable way of living.
(a) There are the following categories of membership;
- Full Members: Full Membership of the NFPT Association is open to any N.F.P. Teacher holding a valid teaching certificate recognised by the Association, who shall have applied for and been admitted to Full Membership
- Associate Members: Associate Membership of the Association is open to any trainee N.F.P. Teacher or any other person who is in sympathy with the objectives of the Association, who shall have applied for and been admitted to Associate Membership.
- International Associate Members: International Associate Membership is open to N.F.P. Teacher, or to any other person who is in sympathy with the objects of the Association, who is not living in the UK, who shall have applied for and been admitted to such membership.
- Honorary Associate Members: The Committee of Management may, at their discretion, offer Honorary Associate Membership to individuals for such reasons and time as the Committee shall from time to time determine.
(b) The Committee of Management shall have the right to approve or reject application for membership.
(c) Members of all categories shall pay such subscriptions as the Committee of Management shall from time to time determine.
The Annual Fee For Full Membership Is £20
The Annual Fee For Associate Membership Is £10
Study Day Fee is £10 for Members and £20 for Associate Members
(a) Full Members of the Association shall be entitled to attend all General Meetings of the Association and vote thereat and be eligible for election to the Committee of Management.
(b) All categories of Associate Members shall be entitled to attend all General Meetings of the Association and take part in discussion, but shall not be entitled to vote nor be eligible for election to the Management Committee.
The Natural Family Planning Teachers Association is a Registered Charity no. 1086462 and also registered at Company House no. 04130579
The NFPTA is also a member of the INSTITUT EUROPÉEN d’EDUCATION FAMILIALE or European Institute for Family Life Education. www.eifle.org