Wednesday, May 27, 2015
NFP - Around the World
I've been reading about NFP use in the developing world lately. Very interesting, and controversial!
It's hard to know how many women use NFP world-wide, because women using NFP are often simply classified as "not using contraception."
We do know that the Billings Method is highly effective in China, reflecting how highly motivated couples are to avoid pregnancy due to the one-child policy. There's strong evidence that women from a variety of backgrounds, even those who are illiterate and uneducated, easily learn and effectively apply NFP methods.
But, there's also the impact of sexism and inequality on a woman's ability to refuse sex with her husband and the trouble of good fertility education, even in the first world.