NaProTechnology, Women's Health, reproduction, gynecology, fertility awareness, nursing


Nursing | Obstetrics and Gynecology


Kelli Damstra


Many women today struggle with abnormal menstrual cycles and the painful symptoms of reproductive disorders. The standard approach to treatment of infertility, irregular menses, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, hormonal abnormalities, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and other pathophysiologic reproductive conditions is the prescription of a pill for symptom management or implementation of assisted reproductive technologies. However, many women may not feel comfortable with this treatment strategy due to ethical concerns or apprehension about potential side effects. The purpose of this paper is to assist in bridging the gaps in education to increase overall awareness of a new approach to women’s healthcare, NaProTechnology, as both a diagnostic and treatment strategy for procreative disorders. This goal will be accomplished by assessing the risks and benefits of both artificial and natural approaches to women’s healthcare, reviewing statistical data on pertinent research, and evaluating the holistic impact NaProTechnology has on clients who utilize it. It will also explore the unique role nurses can play in the care and healing of patients with reproductive concerns as well as the future of continuing education opportunities in the field.