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?
While his off-the-cuff comments may have garnered chuckles from some people, many others are offended and point to the Church’s central role in denying women access to birth control.
To me, NFP seems, like annulment, to be a loophole created when the Catholic Church recognized that even its very faithful could not possibly live according to every aspect of the Church’s vision.
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…
The Philippines government is championing a form of family planning used by only one percent of women interested in planning their families.
Don’t like condoms? Cringe at the thought of exposing your body to a daily hormonal treatment? According to recent tests, there may be a safe, all-natural method to avoid conception with your partner.
The goal of a Georgetown University study is to integrate “natural family planning” into the contraceptive services offered by Title X recipients. That sends warning signs flashing.
Women political leaders in the Philippines are nothing new. But examining the close relationship of female Filipino leaders to the Catholic Church reveals that more than gender is required for progressive policies on reproductive health.