Might I suggest you are being too harsh?
I admit the article could have done more to show the positives of STM. For example, they should note that all research on birth control is based on best case scenarios. He hints that the study is some how dishonest, when in reality all ABC does the same thing.
**I have no idea why people have this rosey happy-happy-joy-joy view of NFP. **Many couples do find STM to be just as he describes: unnatural and difficult. It wouldn’t surprise me to find 90% drop out. Sure some simply decide to be more open to conception, but most probably do go on to use ABC. To act as though none of that is true would not make STM better. Rather, admitting it and continuing to refine the methods to relieve those issues for users seems a more practical concept.
I found it great that he is looking at it honestly and willing to discuss it with patients. Most drs don’t even know what NFP really is, much less suggest that it should be offerred to women as a choice. He sounds like he is being honest with his patients. This is a difficult method to use perfectly for some, but it is free, in line with religious beliefs, and does not involve medical/medicinal intervention.
I also liked that, although they did note the religious perspective, they also noted that many women are just using it for basic health reasons. I have found this to be a growing thing in the natural health crowds too. Using NFP is not always about religion. For many, it is simply a healthier choice than any other birth control method on the market.
**Honestly, I’ve read a whole lot worse than this just this morning.:shrug: **