Wednesday, 17 October 2012 14:17
By Judith Leonard
October is Respect Life Month when we have the opportunity to remind ourselves of the dignity of all people from conception to natural death.
Natural family planning is an important component of that theme. It is a healthy and effective system that respects all stages of human life, and it's accepted by the Catholic Church.
Natural family planning is safe, healthy, and completely natural – no unhealthy chemicals are involved. In contrast to this, all contraceptives have the potential to cause unhealthy side effects or disease.
The effectiveness rate of natural family planning is as high as 99 percent. NFP can delay pregnancy better than any contraceptive. Let me say that again – NFP can delay pregnancy better than any contraceptive. Understanding NFP can also help those couples who experience difficulty in achieving pregnancy.
Here is a statistic that I find amazing – the divorce rate for couples that practice natural family planning is virtually non-existent, whereas, in the general population the divorce rate is said to be over 50 percent.
It’s important for all men and women to have accurate information about NFP. It’s healthy, effective, respectful, and responsible. For more information or to register for a class call (316) 685-6776 or go to www.nfpwichita.org.