Bethel Hosts Community Health Workshop on Natural Family Planning

Lissa Diaz
Bethel College will host a free community health workshop for anyone who wants to learn more about the Creighton Model FertilityCareTM System. The system is used for family planning and is also highly effective for identifying and treating health issues such as endometriosis, pelvic pain, ovarian cysts, polycystic ovarian disease, infertility, and recurrent miscarriage, among others.

The workshop will be on Monday, April 4 at 7 p.m. in the Middleton Hall of Science – Octorium on Bethel's campus. Suzy Younger from Saint Joseph Health System will be the presenter. Younger is a Certified FeritilityCarePractitioner and is coordinator of the Saint Joseph FertilityCare Center.

Associate Professor of Nursing Richard Becker organized the workshop for Bethel's pre-med and nursing students in order to broaden their knowledge in this area, but he hopes anyone who wants to learn more about women's health and family planning will attend.

"Women's health care ought to incorporate the latest and best science while respecting the natural integrity of female physiology," says Becker. "FertilityCare education provides clinicians and students an opportunity to expand their knowledge in this area, especially with regards to natural family planning alternatives to both spacing pregnancies and achieving them. Plus, couples in their childbearing years, as well as all young women contemplating marriage and raising a family, will benefit from this introduction to the ways in which they can fully cooperate with God's design for bringing new life into the world." 

For more information about the workshop, email For more information about FertilityCare, including other opportunities to attend an introductory session, visit