For those who are morally against contraceptives

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@AB Bride:  I’m curious to see the responses to this.

 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I’m interested as well!

 

 

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

@AB Bride:  Coming from an employer that won’t pay for my BC I would love to hear the responses from the crowd…

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

[Post removed for all our overly sensitive unicorns].

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

@AB Bride:  I’m Catholic, and I don’t plan to use artificial birth control – I chart my cycles. The Catholic church (and I can only speak to that viewpoint) is not against hormonal treatments if they are needed medically and not specifically used for contraception.

I know this is a controversial topic – I don’t push my viewpoints on people as I think every person is fit to make their own decisions. I only speak from my own experience.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@AB Bride:  If you are morally against contraceptives and wish to not become pregnant due to the chronic condition (of which you are being prescribed BCP?), I would suggest getting very familiar with your fertility cycles and abstain from sex during your fertile times. Be very conservative in the beginning until you get a hang of it, and know exactly what your personal signals are.

If the only thing you are being prescribed BCP for is to prevent a pregnancy that would end in miscarriage, then this would be an alternate method for you to be able to continue having relations with your husband, but not using contraceptives.

There are many bees who are much more versed in NFP/Sympto-Thermal methods than I am.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

@FutureDrAtkins:  Haha, yah first thing that popped into my head when I read the title! 

@LindyLu:  Are you a very strict hardcore Catholic? I don’t mean to come across as rude or anything, but I do know many Catholics/Christians who don’t have any issue with birth control so I’m just wondering. 

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m athiest but my grandmother is pretty hardcore Catholic and my mother didn’t want to tell her they put me on BCP.  They were recommended for medical reasons, I don’t think I could have made it without them!  But seriously, that is one of the early reasons I could see to leave religion behind (I was 13).

I’d be pretty mad if my employer refused to cover them!  I can’t even imagine.  It make me sad things like this are so backwards.

I can’t see any way around the BCP in my issue.  Unless you’d prioritize BCP non-use over human suffering! lol

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

@Pinkmoon:  I don’t know what you mean exactly by strict/hardcore, but we do go to Mass every week and on Holy Days and volunteer through our church as well. I would consider our faith to be fairly central in our lives. 

Using Natural Family Planning was something we discussed a lot as a couple before deciding to do it. We are waiting until marriage (although neither of us are virgins), so we definitely have had time to consider it and think about it.

Post # 15
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Helper bee

Personally, I LOVE birth control.  It’s AMAZING.  No periods and no babies!

However, I grew up in a cult very similar to what the Duggars are in.  🙂  So I feel comfortable explaining this position.

There are two basic reasons people in Quiverfull / fundamentalist Christian groups oppose birth control.

1.  They think that birth control causes abortions.  They think that when you are on the pill, the egg can be fertilized, but that the pill prevents implantation.  They believe that life begins once that egg is fertilized, and so therefore, the pill causes an abortion.  

2.  They believe it is their God-given duty to have as many children as physically possible, in order to raise warriors for Jesus, and thus change American culture in favor of their political ideals.  

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

@LindyLu:  I mean this in the sincerest way possible, but it’s ok to have sex before marriage but it’s not ok to use contraceptives? 

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