Naprotechnology – an alternative method to MAP in cases of subfertility

Publié le : 21 February 2014

 Naprotechnology – an effective remedy for dealing with cases of subfertility – originated in the United States. Couples are the focus of this week’s Famille Chrétienne debate. The "napro" (natural procreative technology) approach is highlighted and seems to "reconcile a medical approach with respect for natural information".


"Naprotechnology is the opposite to MAP".
 With this method, couples undergo the necessary examinations together in order to obtain a medical diagnosis, which then leads to treatment. In some cases, treatment simply comprises a few food supplements. "In MAP, examinations are carried out step-by-step, the sole aim being to ensure a successful IVF outcome," explained one woman. Apart from medical examinations, this approach (naprotechnology) involves understanding why a couple cannot conceive a child, taking other parameters into account such as "life style, personal obstacles and individual histories," etc.

"The aim is to understand before taking action
". However, "conventional medicine prefers to opt for MAP straightaway" from the moment when a couple experience difficulty in conceiving, "noting that the chances for a successful outcome decline over time". Treatment takes 18 months on average. Approximately 50% of couples will give birth to a child naturally with naprotechnology. Conversely, this method  "is useless" in sterile cases. 

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