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Seeking reports of negative birth control experiences

Calling all former birth control users! The Catholic Medical Association (CMA) has filed a Citizen’s petition to encourage the FDA (Federal Drug Administration) to require more transparent labeling of the risks associated with various forms of birth control on their packaging. They’ve got all the studies, all the arguments and all the proof lined up,…

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FINALLY: CDC’s FABM numbers change

They finally did it! After years of citing misleading and inaccurate effectiveness ratings for natural family planning methods, the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) has updated their website, Natural Womanhood announced yesterday. But is it the change we were hoping for? Formerly, the CDC cited a methodologically-flawed study which unfairly grouped FABMs with other…

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Cleveland professionals get the FACTS

On Saturday, February 23, more than 80 area doctors, medical students and passionate laypeople gathered at the Hilton DoubleTree Hotel just outside Cleveland, Ohio. The issue at hand was women’s health, but not the way society at large tends to think of it. This conference wasn’t about increasing popular access to contraceptives or abortion. Quite…

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What the new Vatican document says about hysterectomy

Update, January 4, 2019 at 10:52 am: Due to responses, some of the wording and implications in this article have been clarified. *** On Thursday, January 3, a document further exploring the morality of hysterectomy was published by the Vatican on behalf of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF). It was released…

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Missy Franklin, Olympic swimmer, to retire for best possible reason

She broke the news via an open letter on December 19, ending her career as a professional athlete. Missy Franklin, Olympic swimmer and role model for many, is retiring. In her letter, the 23-year-old, five-time Olympic gold medalist cited her upcoming marriage and deep desire for family as the primary reason for her decision. “I…

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NBC misreports family planning statistics

On Friday, NBC News released a news piece covering the reactions of various Ob-Gyns to the recent FDA approval granted to Natural Cycles, the first app to officially qualify as a contraceptive. But there are a few important elements that NBC misrepresented. The Rhythm Method The NBC article starts with a glaring mistake: comparing Natural…

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Professor Germain Grisez passes at age 88

February opened with the loss of a legend. On the first of the month, Professor Germain Grisez passed away. Grisez was a renown philosopher and one of the most prominent defenders of Thomistic theology. He is perhaps best known for his defense of Humanae Vitae in the face of raging criticisms of the 60s and for…

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A comprehensive guide to Humanae Vitae’s 50th anniversary festivities

Happy almost 50th birthday, Humanae Vitae! Dozens of events are lined up this year to celebrate the release of Blessed Pope Paul VI’s prophetic document on July 25, 1967, and we’re pumped to provide you with a comprehensive database of them all. Events are listed by date, and international events are denoted with an asterisk.…

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Pope Francis: We undervalue mothers

Pope Francis is a momma’s boy. He talks about motherhood so well and so often that we’ve written on it before. Between his love for the Blessed Mother and his admiration for hard-working earthly moms, there’s a lot to cover: like the time he boldly called motherhood an antidote to selfishness, his decision to dedicate…

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