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Talk:Birth Control and Contraception

597 bytes added, 19:25, May 28, 2008
::Hi Fr. John W., I think it is important to clarify that NFP may be birth control (if used to avoid conception), but not contraception (since it does nothing to act contra to conception, but merely works by abstinence, it's no more contraception than abstinence is!). This is, to my mind, a very significant difference. — [[User:FrJohn|<b>FrJohn</b>]] ([ talk]) 19:08, May 28, 2008 (UTC)
I think the label depends upon the intention. The dictionary defines contraception as "deliberate prevention of conception or impregnation." If one is using NFP to prevent conception, then it would seem to be contraception. Someone in a sexual relationship who uses abstinence, either always or according to a schedule (NFP or the older rythym method), for the purpose of preventing conception, is using "natural" contraception. One who does so could be as guilty of participating in the "contraceptive ethos" as someone using artificial means. --[[User:Fr Lev|Fr Lev]] 19:25, May 28, 2008 (UTC)

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