Association of Fertility Awareness Professionals

FERTILITY AWARENESS enables people to understand their cycles and their fertility, for pregnancy prevention, pregnancy achievement, and for reproductive health and sexual well-being.   Fertility Awareness is a powerful tool that can change lives for the better. When learned thoroughly and practiced correctly, it can be highly effective.

AFAP is a membership organization that supports the profession of Fertility Awareness instruction, so that more people will have access to accurate information and high quality instruction that is independent of any particular religious context or agenda and supports all reproductive choices.

Our site has information for people considering instruction in Fertility Awareness, and for those interested in Fertility Awareness at a professional level. You’ll also find content on Reproductive Justice, which is a core part of our mission.

We thank you for visiting and hope you find the information useful.

AFAP Certification IconWhen you see the “AFAP Certified” icon on a Fertility Awareness Educator’s website, you can be confident that the instructor is a highly qualified professional. An educator certified by the Association of Fertility Awareness Professionals (AFAP) has successfully completed a rigorous training process that typically takes two years to complete. If you would like to learn more about how instructors achieve AFAP certification, please see this certification material.

Note: AFAP is currently working to make our language trans and gender non-conforming inclusive in all of our print and online materials. We are being very thoughtful about this work and have not come to complete resolution about the specific approach we will take. This is why you will currently see some gendered and non-inclusive language on this website. Please know that AFAP certification has at its core a commitment to inclusion and to serving all people with respect and integrity.