Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Planned Parenthood Director Bemoans Lack of Info about Natural Family Planning


"What I see in our communities is an absolute failure to move beyond the idea that hormonal birth control is the be-all and end-all," said Laura Wershler. "What's happening is we're not developing support, programs and advocacy for women looking for non-hormonal methods."

"There's this lack of knowledge and understanding within my own field," Wershler continued, referring to natural methods of birth regulation that involve awareness about the woman’s reproductive cycle. "Women are going to sexual-health clinics and being laughed off by the doctors and clinics for looking for alternatives."

People sometimes don't take NFP seriously. They think of it as "Catholic birth control" i.e. created to fail in order to lead to more pregnancies.

When people condemned it as "Catholic birth control" they were only showing their own bigotry.