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More teens using rhythm method for birth control
Breitbart ^ | 6/2/2010

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 method—timing 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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: generationy; moralabsolutes; promiscuity; teenpregnancy; trends

1 posted on 06/02/2010 12:51:03 PM PDT by Fight4Freedom1
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To: Fight4Freedom1

There’s a term to describe people who do this... “parents.”


2 posted on 06/02/2010 12:52:24 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Fight4Freedom1

Ya know what they call those that use the rhythm method...a family.


3 posted on 06/02/2010 12:52:48 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Fight4Freedom1

These kids are deluded.

80% of Baby Boomers are “Rhythm Babies”.

(OK that may be an exaggeration.)


4 posted on 06/02/2010 12:53:10 PM PDT by Palladin (Commodore Obama: "Damn the Constitution. Full speed ahead!")
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To: DonaldC

Especially if they’re a little off-beat.


5 posted on 06/02/2010 12:53:19 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Judas Iscariot - the first social justice advocate. John 12:3-6)
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To: Fight4Freedom1
"...more teens also think it's OK for an unmarried female to have a baby..."

That's why most TAXPAYERS think the old "shotgun wedding" tradition should be revived.

6 posted on 06/02/2010 12:55:20 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("A Republic, If You Can Keep It" - Benjamin Franklin)
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More promescuity...

Less prevention...

No birth contr... say what?

Abortion is their birth control you dimwits.


7 posted on 06/02/2010 12:56:43 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (J. D. Hayworth, the next Senator, the Great State of Arizona - Sen. Poopdeck, Panama is calling...)
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To: Fight4Freedom1

8 posted on 06/02/2010 12:56:44 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am inyenzi on the Religion Forum)
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To: Fight4Freedom1
The stereotype is that blacks have natural rhythm -- but with an 80% illegitimacy rate, I rather doubt it.

And I know a lot of white kids listen to rap, but I think the syncopated rhythm is confusing them as well.

9 posted on 06/02/2010 12:56:50 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Fight4Freedom1
I got rhythm, I got music
I got my gal, who can ask for anything more

10 posted on 06/02/2010 12:57:26 PM PDT by kosciusko51
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To: pnh102

Or murderers...


11 posted on 06/02/2010 12:58:15 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

syncopation?


12 posted on 06/02/2010 12:58:47 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: DonaldC
Ya know what they call those that use the rhythm method...a family.

We used to call it "Vatican Roulette".

13 posted on 06/02/2010 12:59:30 PM PDT by Retired COB (Still mad about Campaign Finance Reform)
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To: Fight4Freedom1

Also known as Vatican Roulette.


14 posted on 06/02/2010 1:00:31 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Fight4Freedom1

I got...rhythm........


15 posted on 06/02/2010 1:01:41 PM PDT by Red Badger (There can be a fine line between having a vision and having a hallucination........)
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To: Fight4Freedom1

The media and schoolz are succeeding in dumbing down this country.

I sure hope the next generation like welfare


16 posted on 06/02/2010 1:01:46 PM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: BitWielder1

We didn’t know the gun was loaded—or the target!


17 posted on 06/02/2010 1:02:04 PM PDT by Palladin (Commodore Obama: "Damn the Constitution. Full speed ahead!")
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“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.


18 posted on 06/02/2010 1:02:32 PM PDT by imskylark
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To: Retired COB

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.


19 posted on 06/02/2010 1:04:27 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: imskylark

That is why we see so many “single moms” out there. The welfare laws actually encourage it.


20 posted on 06/02/2010 1:04:38 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("A Republic, If You Can Keep It" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Fight4Freedom1

I’ve seen some of these kids dance. Rhythm is not their friend...


21 posted on 06/02/2010 1:05:12 PM PDT by ninergold3 (Danny Tarkanian for US Senate (NV) - www.tark2010.org)
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To: Jeff Chandler
"Especially if they’re a little off-beat."

Conversely if they were "beat-off", there wouldn't be ANY pregnancies!!! (sorry, gutter-mind strikes again)

22 posted on 06/02/2010 1:06:21 PM PDT by Mich Patriot (Man is not free unless government is limited.)
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To: Fight4Freedom1

The baby aspirin technique works better:

Place one baby aspirin between your knees.


23 posted on 06/02/2010 1:06:46 PM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: HungarianGypsy
A "class" isn't really necessary.

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.

24 posted on 06/02/2010 1:09:47 PM PDT by CT-Freeper (www.ctf.org)
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To: HungarianGypsy

Interesting.

Jewish wives use headaches as birth control.


25 posted on 06/02/2010 1:13:04 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: CT-Freeper

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.


26 posted on 06/02/2010 1:14:08 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: HungarianGypsy

Our Catholic church offered a NFP class for free to us. Works as advertised;)


27 posted on 06/02/2010 1:14:17 PM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: CT-Freeper

Schools are teaching the kiddies math...

Kiddies use the math to calculate fertile days...

OMG - now that’s a recipe for disaster!


28 posted on 06/02/2010 1:14:30 PM PDT by LadyBuck (In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, 'Au revoir, gopher')
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To: Jewbacca

Yes. But, Gentile husbands say, “You know what they say is the best cure for a headache...”


29 posted on 06/02/2010 1:15:21 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: Fight4Freedom1

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”

Her: “OMG!”


30 posted on 06/02/2010 1:20:16 PM PDT by CodeToad
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To: Fight4Freedom1

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.


31 posted on 06/02/2010 1:23:22 PM PDT by SuziQ
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32 posted on 06/02/2010 1:25:01 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: HungarianGypsy

Check with your parish. If finances are an issue, the Pastor might help out, if he knows you’re truly interested in the method.


33 posted on 06/02/2010 1:25:19 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Fight4Freedom1

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.


34 posted on 06/02/2010 1:27:04 PM PDT by IL Republican
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To: HungarianGypsy
go here: nfpandmore.org

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!

35 posted on 06/02/2010 1:35:02 PM PDT by xhrist ("You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body. " - C.S. Lewis)
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To: Fight4Freedom1

Our society is moving in the wrong direction.


36 posted on 06/02/2010 1:50:42 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: HungarianGypsy

Vodka? Got me multiple daughters.


37 posted on 06/02/2010 2:14:37 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: HungarianGypsy

“I want to take the class, but my husband isn’t Catholic, not as interested”

Prob not as interested because it’s like a season ticket to Disneyland. Just too many blackout days!


38 posted on 06/02/2010 2:15:15 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“The welfare laws actually encourage it.”

You tax what you want to discourage and subsidize what you want to encourage.


39 posted on 06/02/2010 2:34:17 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their federal funding!)
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To: pnh102
There’s a term to describe people who do this... “parents.”

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?

40 posted on 06/02/2010 2:37:17 PM PDT by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: Jewbacca

I have five children. I try to say, “Sleep”, but doesn’t always work as a good excuse.


41 posted on 06/02/2010 2:44:19 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: Minn
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?

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.

42 posted on 06/02/2010 3:36:18 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: HungarianGypsy

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!!


43 posted on 06/02/2010 5:17:29 PM PDT by samiam1972 ("It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."-Mother Teresa)
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