[quote=teree1985]If a husband and wife want children some day but preferaby not right now, and they are using NFP, but the wife has health conditions that make her fertility iffy (eg polycystic ovary syndrome), can they use a “perforated condom” to help keep the chances of pregnancy lower. It is still allowing for the possiblity of life… isn’t it?
PCOS does not make a woman’s fertility “iffy”. In fact, there isn’t a situation where a woman cannot determine her fertility. Check out some information on FertilityCare (Creighton) and speak with a FertilityCare Practitioner. (You can PM me if you want about specifics.)
A perforated condom does allow for sperm penetration, leaving the act open to life. These are used in couples when it is beneficial to check the man’s sperm count/quality. While it does lower the amount that is deposited, it really won’t decrease the fertility of the act. If the woman is fertile at that time, this couple will still have a high likelihood of achieving a pregnancy.
I commend you for looking ahead. If possible, you could attend an Introductory Session for FertilityCare to get a better understanding of these things. If you are concerned about some of these issues, the earlier you start the less concerned you will be about it when you do get married. Also, through this type of charting, there are physicians throughout the country you can help treat the causes of these issues (including PCO).
(While all methods of NFP are highly effective in achieving and avoiding pregnancies, I strongly recommend Creighton is situations where cycles are far from regular. Fertility is determined on a day-by-day basis and not on past cycles.)