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?
The percentage of teen girls who say they use the rhythm method for birth control is increasing. For most of these girls “rhythm method” means guessing the least risky day to have unprotected sex.
The CDC has found that the share of teenage girls who use the rhythm method as birth control (at least some of the time) jumped from 11 percent in 2002 to 17 percent in 2008.
There are a lot of myths surrounding reproductive health, and sometimes the myths become bigger than the realities. Now, a few of them have been debunked, while new ones crop up to replace them.
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.