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Organic Child Planning is Sexy

Contraception is a lie. 

The pitch is simple. Young, hip, independent women have the right to have sex with anyone they want, at any time. Pregnancy is a mistake and will ruin your fun. So take these pills and live your life.

If something's too good to be true, it is. Contraceptives, in reality, do significant damage to the feminine mystique and a woman's body.

Contraceptives are the only accepted medical therapy that disrupts a healthy system. Doctors don't prescribe Prilosec to people without heartburn. People with normal sugar levels don't inject Insulin. So why does it make sense to shut down a healthy reproductive system?

The truth is, the reproductive system is very well understood. Most men, essentially, are fertile at all times and nearly all ages post-puberty. There's little mystery there. The female reproductive system is more intricate and individualized, but they all follow a basic blueprint. Through simple observation, women can recognize their body's stage of fertility on any given day.

Observation falls into a planning category known as Natural Family Planning (NFP). NFP is the antidote to the Contraception Generation. Many contraceptives require female patients to follow a strict regime of pills. That is, of course, unless they elect to have a hormone dispensing device inserted into their body.

NFP is more simple than contraceptives. Your wife pays attention to her naturally occurring fertility signs, logs them into a chart, and that's it. The data tells her when she can achieve pregnancy and when she can't. The Creighton Model of NFP is medically validated and 99.5% effective.

NFP has the added benefit of being 100% organic. There's nothing to take and nothing to inject. There are no synthetic hormones or pharmaceuticals used, and there are zero side effects. 

NFP enhances the dignity of the human person. Instead of reducing your wife to a sexually available object, NFP respects the role of human sexuality in marriage. For example, if you're not trying to achieve a pregnancy, you abstain from sex during a period of fertility during your wife's cycle. That abstaining offers a couple the opportunity to develop their relationship in other ways.

Divorce is all too common today. But, according to Dr. Denise Hunnell, the divorce rate among couples who practice NFP is around 5%. So there's an added benefit to using NFP, indicating the importance of sexuality in marriage.

Natural Family Planning is organic child planning. It celebrates who you are as a human person, respects your sexuality, and respects your dignity. It allows couples to exercise discernment and control over their creative powers, a powerful human experience. 

NFP strengthens marriages, promotes marital harmony, and increases a couple's sense of self-worth.

Side effects of contraceptives may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, gingivitis, increased or decreased appetite, weight gain or loss, brown or black skin patches, acne, hair growth in unusual places, painful or missed periods, severe headache, speech problems, dizziness, weakness or numbness of an arm or leg, crushing chest pain, coughing up blood, shortness of breath, leg pain, partial or complete loss of vision, double vision, bulging eyes, severe stomach pain, yellowing of the skin or eyes, extreme tiredness, weakness, or lack of energy, fever, depression, unusual bleeding, or rash.

Your call.