The University of Navarra will host an International Multidisciplinary Symposium on the Natural Recognition of Fertility on September 22, 23 and 24. The meeting, organized by the academic center together with the Universidad de los Andes (Chile) and the Veritas Amoris Project, will address the anthropological, affective and biological dimensions around person-centered sexuality and fertility.
The Symposium will bring together specialists from universities and centers in Spain, Chile, the United States, Canada, France, Italy or Ireland with the aim of delving into these dimensions “as instruments of a broader reality, framed in the integral anthropology of the human being as person, “explains Dr. Luis Chiva, director of the Department of Gynecology at the Clínica Universidad de Navarra and one of the organizers of the Symposium in a note.
“In recent decades, a hedonistic perception has been imposed on society that focuses sexuality on itself, blurring its sense of gift, based on respect for one’s own body as a constitutive part of the person. It seems to us that it is urgent to value the knowledge of one’s own corporality and sexuality as an essential and wonderful quality that permeates the whole person as a whole “, emphasizes Professor Chiva.
The meeting is aimed at all people interested for professional or personal reasons: health workers in the area of fertility and pregnancy, university and high school teachers with concern in the affective-sexual training of their students, anyone with a desire to learn about natural fertility recognition methods, and anyone who “wants to delve into the beauty of person-centered sexuality.”
Speakers include, among others, Josep Standford (University of Utah, United States), Rene Leiva (University of Ontario, Canada), Christopher West (Institute of Theology of the Body, United States), Juan José Pérez Soba (Instituto Pontificio Juan Paul II, Rome), René Écochard (Claude Bernard Lyon University, France) or Marguerite Duane (Georgetown University, United States).
The symposium is part of a larger project of the University of Navarra in order to promote research on Natural Fertility Recognition (NRF) and its practical applications in the search for pregnancy; facilitate learning of natural RNF methods; promote the training of professionals in this area; and generate a network of people interested in the study and development of research in this field.