Posted: December 18, 2015 Contributor: PRJKT RUBY

The Catholic Church Has Surprising Reason to Support Birth Control Methods

Religion plays a large role in birth control and reproductive rights beliefs. Perhaps one of the largest opponents of birth control use has historically been the catholic church. In a surprising twist, Cardinal Peter Turkson, from Ghana, recently voiced his belief that the use of natural birth control may help alleviate food shortage resulting from global warming.

It’s important to note that the Cardinal is speaking of natural birth control methods, the Vatican still doesn’t give its blessing to artificial forms of birth control.

Not sure what ‘natural birth control methods’ are?

Essentially, the Catholic church has advocated natural family planning, which is the general term for using methods like observing the natural occurring signs and symptoms of fertility in the cycle and abstaining from intercourse during a woman’s most fertile times.

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