originally posted by Rence
Ok, this is what upsets me: women have no clue about their physiology. Why is that? Doesn’t it make one mad that it’s 2010 and women don’t know anything about their body???
Yes Gam, women who use the rhythm method are over 25% likely to get pregnant.
However, by using natural family planning, which is NOT the rythmn method, and by using it correctly, they are less than 2% likely to have an unintended pregnancy.
First of all the old rhythm method was used by many woman and pretty successfully considering it was a really not accurate.
The females have little or no knowledge of the way their bodies function is that they have no need, the pill doesn’t require it so the schools are not interested. The Catholic churches never even touch the subject - probably afraid to lose church goers. I’ve had older teens tell me they ovulate two or three times a month. No Clue.
I’ve been at these clinics for many years and pro-lifers have been giving out information like Dr. Janet Smith CD and brochures on groups like CCL and such but still these kids are not yet married and the intent is not to have them use this method but just make them aware when they do marry. They read something on the internet and think they are practicing NFP but they are winging it… Then Planned Parenthood gets in there and says see, I told you NFP doesn’t work - these Catholics are crazy. The media then plays on it.
originally posted by Dale_M
I don’t think so. The old fashioned “rhythm method” was discarded by the Church decades ago, being replaced by the more precise Natural Family Planning.
I think it is Catholic bashing. Why is this article on every media outlet and all over the internet. Planned Parenthood wants the world to believe rhythm is the same as NFP and certainly wants the girls to see it as an ineffective way to spacing their children.** It is also a way of frightening girls who may be married and know about the method but think they get pregnant just by breathing.**
originally posted** by chemical bean**
I would be curious about the “why” of the rise from 11%-17% teen use of the rhythm method. I would be doubtful that it’s due to concerns about the morality of hormonal or barrier methods, as though they were having guilt-free premarital sex somehow in accordance with church teaching
In a twisted way, I think it may have something to do with trying to not use the pill and trying to use something that is ordained by churches and/or at least healthy although I doubt that health is their main concern… Many of these teens are older or young college adults and they may even be in what they see as committed relationships with the hope of marriage.
originally posted by chemical bean
Maybe in a twisted way, given the recent push for abstinence-only education, those that do know how it works see it as an “abstinence” system that works for them, where it is not necessary to learn about condoms or the pill, nor suffer insecurity about asking for them.
Twisted but true.
I’ve had college age girls tell me they got pregnant using NFP.