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Natural Family Planning Methods Can Work, But They Take a Big Commitment

The Republican-dominated U.S. House voted 242 to 184 Wednesday to pass a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks nationwide, with no exceptions for a woman’s health or fetal anomalies.

The Pope drew attention to natural family planning methods when he suggested there are ways for Catholic women to limit the number of children they have without violating the Church’s teachings on contraception. But just how do these methods work? And how good are they?

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To the Religious Right, I am No Longer a Woman

Image:  Steve Gribben/IANS via IndianTVToday.com.

After three kids, two miscarriages, a tubal ligation, and the chance to re-establish intimacy with my husband, did I really give up on my “true nature?” That’s what the religious right says: I am no longer a woman.

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Is “Might Actually Work” Good Enough When It Comes to Contraception?

There’s been a bit of online chatter recently about ditching hormonal birth control in favor of a return to natural methods of birth control. The problem is, 100% perfect use of these methods can be pretty tough…

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