A Candid Take on NFP, Man to Man

So you’re thinking about natural family planning? You’re probably asking if it’s really good for your marriage and why the Church cares about your method of family planning. You might be wondering what life is really like for couples who use NFP. I know. I’ve been there. Here are some things I wish I had…

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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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Our Take on Natural Cycles°

Recently, Bloomberg released an in-depth interview of the creators of the “birth control app,” Natural Cycles, checking in after a recent PR crisis that shook their reputation. This has brought increased attention to an entire array of fertility monitoring apps — including our own CycleProGo — and period tracking apps that don’t provide fertility awareness…

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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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First FA App Receives FDA Approval

On August 10, 2018 FDA granted approval to Natural Cycles as a software application for contraception.  This marks the first time the FDA has approved a fertility charting medical device for use as a contraceptive.  Previous devices have been approved as aids to conception but carried the caution they are not to be used for…

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Straight Talk on NFP, Man to Man

So you’re getting ready to get married in the Catholic Church and you’re wondering about natural family planning? You’re probably wondering if it’s really good for your marriage and why the Church cares about your method of family planning. You might be wondering what life is really like for couples who use NFP. I know.…

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Don’t Gobble Up Everything You Hear

Oh, the joys of Thanksgiving dinner. Sure, everyone loves the food and almost everyone appreciates the quality time, but what family doesn’t find themselves in squabbles around the close quarters of the dining room table? It seems like family gatherings these past few years have grown increasingly tense, increasingly divided and increasingly political. While we…

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5 NFP Myths Debunked

If you’ve spent more than 10 minutes on social media, you’ve probably gotten the sense that everyone’s an expert on everything, but no one seems to actually know what they’re talking about. As the Information Age makes mistakes easier and easier to spread, it’s all the more important that we take the time to dig…

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Petition: Get the FACTS

Natural Womanhood and Fertility Appreciation Collaborative to Teach the Science (FACTS) are two organizations in the fight to bring fertility-based awareness methods (FAM or FAMB) to the table as a viable option for women’s reproductive health in both the lay and medical communities, respectively. One of the most significant obstacles to spreading the word about…

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Asking All the Wrong Questions

Recently, the Washington Post released a heartbreaking article featuring an in-depth exploration of Bayer’s controversial, permanent contraceptive device Essure. It’s essentially a thin metal coil — about the length of a sewing needle — filled with fibers intended to stimulate the growth of scar tissue. When implanted in the fallopian tubes, the tissue growth around…

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