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natural family planning

A general term for any form of family planning (birth control) that does not rely on artificial agents (oral contraceptives, the “morning-after” pill, spermicidal foam and RU486) or devices (condoms, diaphragms and IUDs) to prevent conception.

Methods
Rhythm (calendar method), coitus interruptus, prolonged breastfeeding.

natural family planning

Biological birth control Any FP that does not rely on artificial agents–eg, OCs, 'morning-after' pill, spermicidal foam, RU-486 or devices–eg, condoms, diaphragms, IUDs to prevent conception Methods Rhythm–calendar method, coitus interruptus, prolonged breast feeding. See Breast feeding, Coitus interruptus, Contraception, Pearl index, Periodic abstinence, Rhythm method.

natural family planning

1.
Fertility awareness.
2. A kind of fertility awareness in which a woman plots on a graph her daily basal body temperature, cervical mucus characteristics, and common subjective complaints associated with ovulation, e.g., mittelschmerz, to identify the days of the menstrual cycle during which there is the highest potential for conception. The validity of this method is controversial.
See also: family planning
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Up until 1951 many Catholic theologians held that natural family planning was equivalent to contraception and thus immoral.
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Couples who practice natural family planning have a very low divorce rate.
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Grant's solutions to the problem of Planned Parenthood is to support the existing pro-life ministries, alternative clinics, adoption agencies, shepherding homes, natural family planning centers, and abstinence-based sex education programs, read the Bible, pray and fast.