"Media focus on failure rate of rhythm method does not apply to NFP, expert says""Vatican roulette" is what our first family doctor called any non-condom/non-pill birth control method. My wife and I eventually went to another doctor - one who was living in about the same decade as we were.
EWTN News (June 4, 2010)
"Media focus on a report about teenagers who unsuccessfully use the 'rhythm method' to avoid pregnancy is giving attention to the 'Model T' of natural family planning methods and not newer more effective methods, a Catholic expert says...."
It's a fact: Catholics used the rhythm method. A long time ago. Maybe some still do.
Maybe you know a priest who's about as up to speed as that doctor, on how a woman's body works.
Bottom line? Natural Family Planning, or NFP, isn't the rhythm method. And it works, even if a woman's periods aren't as precise as a Swiss watch. There's more about NFP in the article, but like I've said about other things: you don't have to believe a word of it.
From personal experience, NFP works. Yes, my wife and I have four surviving children - but we like having children.
There is, I'll admit, a down side to NFP. Since it doesn't involve buying pills or gadgets, we're not supporting the pharmaceutical industry as much as we could.
I can live with that.