Skip to comments.More teens using rhythm method for birth control
Posted on 06/02/2010 12:51:03 PM PDT by Fight4Freedom1
ATLANTA (AP) - A growing number of teen girls say they use the rhythm method for birth control, and more teens also think it's OK for an unmarried female to have a baby, according to a government survey released Wednesday. The report may help explain why the teen pregnancy rate is no longer dropping.
Overall, teenage use of birth control and teen attitudes toward pregnancy have remained about the same since a similar survey was done in 2002.
But there were some notable exceptions in the new survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
First, about 17 percent of sexually experienced teen girls say they had used the rhythm methodtiming their sex to avoid fertile days to prevent getting pregnant. That's up from 11 percent in 2002.
They may have been using another form of birth control at the same time. But the increase is considered worrisome because the rhythm method doesn't work about 25 percent of the time, said Joyce Abma, the report's lead author. She's a social scientist at the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics.
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There’s a term to describe people who do this... “parents.”
Ya know what they call those that use the rhythm method...a family.
These kids are deluded.
80% of Baby Boomers are “Rhythm Babies”.
(OK that may be an exaggeration.)
Especially if they’re a little off-beat.
That's why most TAXPAYERS think the old "shotgun wedding" tradition should be revived.
No birth contr... say what?
Abortion is their birth control you dimwits.
And I know a lot of white kids listen to rap, but I think the syncopated rhythm is confusing them as well.
We used to call it "Vatican Roulette".
Also known as Vatican Roulette.
The media and schoolz are succeeding in dumbing down this country.
I sure hope the next generation like welfare
We didn’t know the gun was loaded—or the target!
“That’s why most TAXPAYERS think the old “shotgun wedding” tradition should be revived.”
My niece says many teens are getting pregnant just for the government money. Not even considering marriage because it would take away their ‘free’ money.
Now a days Catholics use NFP, which is different from the rhythm method. Involves charting, checking temperature, etc. I want to take the class, but my husband isn’t Catholic, not as interested, and it costs $134.
That is why we see so many “single moms” out there. The welfare laws actually encourage it.
I’ve seen some of these kids dance. Rhythm is not their friend...
Conversely if they were "beat-off", there wouldn't be ANY pregnancies!!! (sorry, gutter-mind strikes again)
The baby aspirin technique works better:
Place one baby aspirin between your knees.
If you can obtain one of the NFP kits (try asking your local Catholic parish or Pre-Cana coordinators) they can probably hook you up.
The kit usually contains just a thermometer and chart & instructions.
Jewish wives use headaches as birth control.
Awesome! Will look into it. My parish offers the class every year and it was just in the bulletin this week. I thought it interesting that the NFP class and the RCIA class cost the same.
Our Catholic church offered a NFP class for free to us. Works as advertised;)
Schools are teaching the kiddies math...
Kiddies use the math to calculate fertile days...
OMG - now that’s a recipe for disaster!
Yes. But, Gentile husbands say, “You know what they say is the best cure for a headache...”
Her: “My cousing said I couldn’t get pregnant 8 days after my cycle.”
Friend: “Wait, 8 days from when your cycle started or ended”
ROTFL! Just where in the heck did they learn the ‘rhythm method’? Even Catholics don’t use that anymore. If Catholics want to plan families without contraception, most use Natural Family Planning, which involves much more in the way of scientific methods of following they body’s signs than rhythm ever did.
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Check with your parish. If finances are an issue, the Pastor might help out, if he knows you’re truly interested in the method.
My WIFE and I are proof this doesn’t work. We call the proof Allie, and the proof turns 6 months in the middle of June.
they have a complete NFP manual as PDF describing the hows, whys, whens, etc for Natural Family Planning..
The organization can even certify you through their "online" course.
very helpful and informative...
good luck and God Bless!
Our society is moving in the wrong direction.
Vodka? Got me multiple daughters.
“I want to take the class, but my husband isnt Catholic, not as interested”
Prob not as interested because it’s like a season ticket to Disneyland. Just too many blackout days!
“The welfare laws actually encourage it.”
You tax what you want to discourage and subsidize what you want to encourage.
I've never understood why this has to be the case. A woman can only get pregnant while ovulating, right? Ovulation takes place, what is it, 12-15 days after a period begins, right? So if the ovulation period is correctly pegged, isn't she very unlikely to get pregnant if restricting to sex outside of that time?
Or is the gist of it that that people just can't control themselves and restrict their lustful endeavors based on what their calendar says?
I have five children. I try to say, “Sleep”, but doesn’t always work as a good excuse.
Actually, yes. That is something the left likes to say about people. People are no different than animals, in that they cannot control their base desires.
We took our class at a Baptist Church. They let us Catholics in anyway. :0) Best move we ever made. Our marriage is stronger today because of that class. It’s worth every penny!!
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