Birth Control, Natural Family Planning

FAM, NFP …what???

I've decided to start a blog series about my response, reactions, and discoveries as I attempt to read this book. At first glance it's overwhelming.  It is way thicker than I thought it would be and as my eyes flutter over the pages of charts and diagrams it seems more like a science book!  I… Continue reading FAM, NFP …what???

Natural Family Planning

Can breastfeeding be a method to prevent pregnancy?

I recently stumbled upon this article:  Natural Family Planning during Breastfeeding: LAM - the Lactational Amenorrhea Method My first reaction is simply, wow!  I realize I know very little about breastfeeding, the affects of it on one's fertility, and natural family planning. I am going to get a little personal here... For those of you… Continue reading Can breastfeeding be a method to prevent pregnancy?

Birth Control

The Pill and the Absolute Truth

Want to hear the best counter-argument to whether or not the pill can cause abortions? Here it is… Dr. William Cutrer addresses the question in one small chapter of his book The Contraception Guidebook.  Here is the gist of his argument and the heart of the question: “…it’s possible that an egg might be released… Continue reading The Pill and the Absolute Truth

Birth Control

An Ongoing Conversation about The Pill

Recently, I've come across that there are quite a few people who disagree with the research and conclusion that birth control pills can cause abortions.  I've been able to have some correspondence with a Christian doctor who opposes this view.  This post covers our conversation and my thoughts so far. In our emails I first… Continue reading An Ongoing Conversation about The Pill

Birth Control

How Mr. Alcorn made me think differently about The Pill

I didn’t know very much about birth control options.  In fact, while I was still single and in college I didn’t really need to know much.  But, being in a serious relationship and likely getting married within a year or two made me more curious to know what my options would be.  So, I began… Continue reading How Mr. Alcorn made me think differently about The Pill

Birth Control

Controlling Birth: A Quest to Understand “Birth Control” – Part III Pregnancy Preventions

Part III: Pregnancy Preventions The fantastic thing about pregnancy preventions is that they are less complicated (in my opinion).  There are no foreign chemicals or substances pervasively intruding your body which make these methods far less convoluted.  Plus, they don't mess with the process of procreation nearly as intrusively. The short list of barrier methods… Continue reading Controlling Birth: A Quest to Understand “Birth Control” – Part III Pregnancy Preventions