A Dozen Differences Between

Natural Family Planning and Contraception

                          

 

Natural Family Planning

 

 

Contraception

§         Is in harmony with fertility

 

§         Interferes with fertility

§         Treats fertility as a gift

 

§         Treats fertility as a disease

§         Fosters increased communication

 

§         Requires little/no communication

§         Encourages “SPICE” (Spiritual, Physical, Intellectual, Communicative, Emotional) concept of sexuality

 

§         May impede “SPICE” growth

§         Promotes marital bonding

 

§         May promote feelings of being used

§         Reports less than 5% divorce rate

 

§         Reports greater than 50% divorce rate

§         Is effective to avoid and achieve pregnancy

 

§         Used only to avoid pregnancy

§         Encourages the couple to revisit the decision to avoid or achieve pregnancy

 

§         Assumes avoiding pregnancy

§         Can change use of the method to avoid or achieve pregnancy at a moment’s notice

§         Requires discontinuing the method to achieve pregnancy

 

§         Is open to God's will for life

§         Is closed to beginning a new life

 

§         Protects the love and life nature of marriage

§         Interferes with love and life nature of marriage

 

§         Is healthy and brings awareness of the woman's reproductive abnormalities for treatment

§         May cause side effects requiring treatment


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Originated from St. Louis, Missouri Archdiocesan Department of NFP