Sex and Religion

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Thursday, January 18, 2007

NFP, Informed Choice and Women's Rights: Dreaming about a Filipino Women's Vote

Natural Family Planning is safe and if done properly, can be effective. But the method isn't for everyone, just as the pill is not the choice of all women (although the National Health Demographic Survey of 2003 still reflects it is THE most popular modern method). Condom use in the age of HIV AIDS and STDs should be more common but in the Philippines, condom use is one of the lowest in the world.

Last December, at the National Population Congress, the Department of Health and POPCOM dropped what is actually a bombshell: They launched a movement to promote NFP and are devoting more efforts to NFP to the exclusion of other methods, instead of giving Filipinos the benefit of making their own informed choices.

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