Skip to comments.Divorce Rate Comparisons Between Couples Using NFP & Artificial Birth Control
Posted on 07/23/2010 8:23:53 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
Divorce Rate Comparisons Between Couples Using Natural Family Planning & Artificial Birth Control
Posted By Megan Morris On July 19, 2010 @ 2:37 pm In News & Commentary | Comments Disabled
July 19, 2010 (momslikeme.com)
Everyone would agree that divorce is the greatest tragedy that can befall a family. Wouldnt it be providential if the practice of natural family planning proves to be the authentic means to a successful marriage? Family of the Americas Foundation has just received the completed data collection of a study correlating marital happiness with the practice of Natural Family Planning (NFP). Since the early seventies, [Family of the Americas Foundation] has been conducting programs for couples that provide knowledge on the fertile and infertile phases of a womans cycle
For years we have witnessed the benefits our programs have provided to families, not only in Christian countries, but also Moslem and even communist nations. Even though numerous scientific evaluations and statistical studies have confirmed its effectiveness, even superior to artificial birth control, we have never been able to validate the incredible benefits to the family that our teachers have been observing for many years.
Last year a scientific survey was conducted under the direction of a reputable independent statistician, Dr. Robert Lerner. He is a Sociologist from the University of Chicago with a degree in Economics. The protocol stipulated that he would not only evaluate the findings, but also compare them to two of the largest U.S. government funded surveys that asked similar questions of the respondents.
The results presented from the three surveys analyzed revealed that compared to other women in general and to Catholic women of similar age, NFP users:
The Natural Family Planning group studied consists of the typical middle class families of the United States of America, primarily Catholic, with small minority of Protestant and Evangelical. From this first study, however, (others need to be conducted to confirm our findings), we can ascertain that Natural Family Planning may become the major vindicator of respecting the natural laws. It promises to be the best safeguard for the family against divorce. Divorce fractures the family and creating conflict among its members the consequences of violating the natural laws through the use of artificial birth control, sterilization and abortion usually lead to promiscuity, cohabitation and ultimately divorce.
The report confirms the practice of a natural method of conception regulation (Natural Family Planning).
This study presents results from a survey of 505 couples that have been practicing Natural Family Planning, primarily the Ovulation Method, through the teachers of Family of the Americas Foundation. They are based on the first-ever survey of its kind. It examined the types of persons and the impact learning Natural Family Planning has made in their family life, as well as sexual and moral attitudes.
More studies are appearing from around the world regarding the estrogen pollution of waterways from chemical birth control, and its adverse effects, at least on various fish populations.
Most people oppose environmental pollution, but seldom think about the chemical pollution they inflict on their own bodies.
It is well documented that long-term exposure to estrogen may have a carcinogenic effect on the human body. The World Health Organization (WHO) lists most estrogens as carcinogenic substances.
Natural Family Planning (NFP) is an all-natural, body-friendly method of avoiding or causing pregnancy through a 98% effective 3-pronged plan of fertility awareness.
For many women, being aware of the power of their fertility is a very freeing sensation, as opposed to the bondage of chemical birth control methods that suppress normal body functions
Awesome site: http://www.physiciansforlife.org/content/view/193/36/ 
Correlation does not equal causation.
“Family planning” is a catholic thing. I would argue that any couple that goes to church and follows their church’s instructions will divorce less. This study is slanted in favor of catholics.
Is there a legitimate alternative explanation for low divorce rate among practitioners of NFP?
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Excellent! Last time I checked, the data showed around a 4% divorce rate; this is even better. And if these same folks attend daily Mass together, now or when they’re older, participate in Confession and Rosary-recitation frequently, their chances of divorce are almost nil.
This is not a scientific study for causation. All this attempts to generate is religious people have a lower divorce rate.
See the graphic in post #4. Data is from a non-Catholic source.
“All this attempts to generate is religious people have a lower divorce rate.”
It shows that committed couples who communicate well about their intimacy and therefore communicate well about the rest of their lives, experience a lower divorce rate.
Ok. My last sentence is wrong then. But otherwise i am still correct. All this study really says is that the ones that try the hardest not to get pregnant are the ones most likely to divorce.
“You know what you call people who practice Natural Family Planning?”
(My mom, Catholic mother of a half-dozen, to my brother, at his wedding)
You know what you call people who practice Natural Family Planning? What? Parents.Maybe they had some whooops moments, because NFP -- when followed correctly! -- is 97-99% effective.
I think there is a selectivity issue here. Those who have stable marriage, more religious, and so on, are more likely to choose NFP compared to those who don’t have stable marriage or being more religious. So, it may not mean that if you use artificial birth control, you’d experience divorce, unhappiness, etc. At least, that’s not a conclusion that we can draw from this data.
**have a dramatically low (0.2%) divorce rate;**
This is a huge “WOW!”
Oh, really, perhaps you need to take another look/study at this chart!
blah blah. quit with the fact nonsense. I’m not here to argue facts.
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No! Divorce is not the greatest tragedy. The death of a child is the greatest tragedy. Divorce can only get second place.
I wonder if the study factored in the fact that Catholics can also get annulments, which are not the same thing as divorces and would not be counted as such. No other denomination does annulments to my knowledge.
I think it depends on your point of view.
I believe from the parents’ point of view I could see them go 50-50 on it. I think for men the breakup of their family may be worse. For the mother I think death of a child would probably be.
I think from an outsider, more societal point of view, the family breakup is worse.
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