Melbourne, Australia, Feb 20, 2013 / 17:08 pm
Dr. Evelyn Billings, who helped develop a major method of natural fertility regulation, is being remembered after her recent death as a wonderful inspiration, said a doctor at the Natural Family Planning Center.
"That's how we feel about her, she was wonderful, she inspired us, but she didn't restrict us," Dr. Hanna Klaus told CNA from her D.C. office on Feb. 19.
"She and John, her husband, wanted us to do everything that was within our creativity to promote the method, but it was always for the good of families."
Billings died Feb. 16 at the age of 95 after a short illness. She was a pediatrician, and together with her husband Dr. John Billings, developed the Billings Ovulation Method of spacing births. Her work studying breastfeeding mothers and peri-menopausal women made a major contribution to the development of the method.