Natural fertility, experts discuss the Billings method at Cattolica Roma

On 28 and 29 April international congress at the Catholic University

It is one of the most effective natural methods for the knowledge and natural regulation of fertility. And an international congress to be held at the Catholic University on 28 and 29 April is dedicated to the “Billings revolution”. The two days will see Italian and international experts, teachers and speakers gathered on the Rome campus of the university to discuss the development of the scientific and educational path from knowledge of fertility to personalized medicine. “The Billings Revolution 70 years later” is the title of the congress promoted by the Center for Studies and Research for the Natural Regulation of Fertility – ISI, by the Center for Research and Studies on Procreative Health, by the Pastoral Center of the University, by the World Organization Ovulation Method billings (Woomb) and the University Center for Bioethics and Life Sciences, in collaboration with the associations of the Italian ovulation method centers Billings OdV (Cimob-OdV) and Donum Vitae.

The congress – reports a note – intends to mark a relaunch towards the future of the proposal of natural methods, in the various fields in which the program will be divided: scientific and university, with the presentation of new studies and proposals in the didactic field; relating to ecological care and procreative health with reflections on the value of knowledge and prevention, in the current emergency on the falling birth rate and couple sterility; in the anthropological-cultural, socio-educational and ecclesial fields, with proposals and experiences in terms of formation and intercultural and interreligious dialogue; and finally, with presentations and testimonials from Billings ovulation teaching centers on different continents and social contexts.

The congress will be opened on Friday at 9 by Maria Luisa Di Pietro, director of the Center for Research and Studies on Procreative Health of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the Cattolica, and by Bernadette Davies, one of the five directors of Woomb, present in Rome with the speaker Gillian Barker. The interventions of Monsignor Claudio Giuliodori, general ecclesiastical assistant of the university will follow; Massimo Antonelli, director of the University Center for Bioethics and Life Sciences; Claudio Celli, president of the Paul VI International Scientific Institute, Italy; Antonio Gasbarrini, dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the Cattolica, and Giovanni Cambio, scientific director of the Irccs Foundation of the A. Gemelli University Hospital. This was followed by the inaugural speech by Alfredo Mantovano, Undersecretary of State to the Presidency of the Council of Ministers.

“Since 1976, within the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the Catholic University – says Paola Pellicanò of the Study and Research Center for the Natural Regulation of Fertility – a work of study and research, consultancy and training has made it possible to introduce Italy the Billings ovulation method, one of the most effective natural methods for the knowledge and natural regulation of fertility.Our center is a point of reference for the network of operators, in Italy and in various international centers of the ovulation method Billings”.



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