Founding & Current Operation
The Justisse Method of fertility awareness was developed in 1987 to help provide information and guidance for sexual and reproductive health management with respect to individual rights and decisions. Justisse has evolved into an educational body -- Justisse College International operates as a non-profit corporation dedicated to training Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioners (HRHPs).
What's a Justisse HRHP?
A Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner is trained in human sexuality, basic counseling, and all methods of birth control; they are committed to reproductive health education. HRHPs respect ethnic and cultural diversity and individual ideological and religious beliefs. Justisse provides well-founded knowledge about sexual and reproductive health systems, and supports a Naturopathic and Functional Medicine approach for managing and enhancing reproductive health.
A world where every person has the body literacy they need to make informed, consensual, empowered and autonomous decisions about their sexual and reproductive health.
The Justisse Method & Body Literacy
The Justisse Method support folks to observe, chart and interpret scientifically proven signs of fertility, helps to monitor reproductive health and wellness from first menstruation to menopause, and supports charters to avoid or achieve pregnancy.
Body literacy is the attainment of self-knowledge gained by learning to observe, chart and interpret one's signs of fertility and infertility, and to recognize menstrual cycle health and wellness. Body Literacy facilitates reproductive freedom and informed choice. Justisse Practitioners are trained to help women and menstruating people to obtain body literacy.
- To exemplify ethical standards of clinical and educational practice
- To act as wise elders, supporting a conscious reclamation of the sacred feminine principles of gnosis, wisdom, intuition, growth, and fecundity
- To provide comprehensive, current, purposeful and meaningful training for fertility awareness educators
- To deliver fertility awareness educator training that reflects the most scientifically accurate knowledge currently available, both qualitatively and quantitatively
- To encourage scientific literacy among fertility awareness educators
- To promote a return to the roots of scientific inquiry by encouraging individuals to have curiosity with respect to their bodies and how they work under various circumstances
- To broaden and deepen the field and profession of fertility awareness education
- To attend to issues of reproductive justice and to support those who are subject to persistent and systematic discrimination
- To be a financially sustainable, well-managed non-profit organization
- To provide sustainable, joyful, meaningful employment for faculty and support staff