About WOOMB Philippines
WOOMB Philippines started as BOM Philippines in 1990 and it was founded by Rosalinda Ganar with Ester Fria, Ched Gorres and Celia Villanueva.
In 2005 Drs. John and Evelyn Billings change it to WOOMB Philippines Inc. so that it will be in unison to those countries affiliated to WOOMB International.
Original Member of WOOMB Philippines
WOOMB Philippines – World Organisation Ovulation Method Billings – continues the work of its founders the late Drs John and Evelyn Billings who established the Billings Ovulation Method® of natural fertility regulation. The Billings Ovulation Method® is a Method which empowers women, through knowledge of their patterns of fertility and infertility and the time of ovulation, to achieve or postpone pregnancy and to monitor their reproductive health.
WOOMB Philippines has Affiliates in many countries. These national bodies are responsible for training and accreditation of teachers of the Billings Ovulation Method® in their own country.
WOOMB Philippines works to ensure that wherever in the world the Billings Ovulation Method® is taught, it is the authentic Method as developed by Drs John and Evelyn Billings, without alteration, and that only WOOMB International approved teaching and training materials are used for this purpose, including materials translated into languages other than English.
Current Members of WOOMB Philippines
- Raymond F. Ganar - National Training Director
- Rosalinda F. Ganar - Head of the Education Committee
- Dr. Angelo Militante - Head of Health Services
- Joy Punongbayan - Head of Ethics Committe
- Romualdo Velo Jr. - Executive Secretary
- Julius Mesina - Treasurer
- Rex Morales - Public Relation Officer
- Robert Bernard Lacsamana - Public Relation Officer
- Carol Ulpindo - Hospital and Community Based BOM Teacher
- Susan Dela Rosa - Community Based BOM Teacher
- Fr. Desmond Morrison - Spiritual Director
- Jojo Fresnido Jr. - Marketing and Publication
Ganar Family and Dr. and Dra. Evelyn Billings
Raymond Ganar and Dra. Evelyn Billings
To Promote, propagate, encourage and provide guidance and education in the field of Billings Ovulation Method® within the context of Family and Life in the Philippines.
- To conduct Teacher Training Courses and orientation program on Billings Ovulation Method®
- To serve as an accrediting and monitoring body of the authentic Billings Ovulation Method® in the Philippines.
- To work and cooperate with other organizations either national or international, public or private concerning the propagation of authentic Billings Ovulation Method®
Statement of Philosophy
Natural Fertility Regulation is a term which embraces methods of family planning which are based on the timing of sexual intercourse with reference to the physiological manifestations of the fertile and infertile phases of the menstrual cycle, in accordance with the intention of the couple to achieve or avoid pregnancy. It is implicit in the definition of Natural Fertility Regulation that there is no genital contact during the fertile phase of the menstrual cycle, if it is the intention to avoid pregnancy.
Natural signifies that medication, the use of appliances, and the use of surgical procedures to obstruct conception are avoided, and that the act of sexual intercourse is complete.
The Billings Ovulation Method® is an individual technique of Natural Fertility Regulation in which days of infertility, possible fertility and maximum fertility are defined by the hormonally determined patterns of the cervical mucus and vaginal discharges as observed by the woman.
Natural Fertility Regulation promotes the development of stable, happy, family life based on love and respect between the couple, love and respect for their fertility, and happiness in the intimate expression of the union of their lives in the physical sexual relationship.
Its purpose includes the acceptance of every human life, and a willingness to nurture and to educate the child into responsible citizenship within the community.
It seeks to help those couples who have problems in the regulation of their fertility, either difficulty in begetting children of their own, or difficulty in limiting the size of their family. It develops responsibility in all adult individuals in regard to their duties to themselves, to the family and to society.
Maturity in regard to sexuality causes adult people to exercise the freedom of understanding and directing sexuality in accordance with right reason, the sacredness of the human body and of human relationships and consideration for the welfare of others.
In marriage, responsible sexuality demands the fidelity of husband and wife to each other, which promotes a happy, healthy, satisfying relationship established upon mutual love and the treasuring of the gift of their complementary sexuality.
By virtue of its influence in advancing the happiness and security of family life and by protecting reproductive health, Natural Fertility Regulation makes a valuable contribution to society. Its successful application requires communication, cooperation and generosity between the husband and wife, developing those virtues by which the permanence of the marriage bond is ensured.
This Method finds acceptance in all cultures and religions, including Christianity as expressed in the writings of Humanae Vitae (Human Life) and in some of the writings of Islam. It promotes strength and health to the relationship in people of all religions or no religion. It is an expression of the Natural Law as written in all human hearts.
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