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We are Latter-day Saints who have read the teachings of modern Prophets and General Authorities on the subject of contraceptives (chemicals, devices, surgeries, or sexual behaviors used to prevent pregnancy) and have come to the conclusion that, generally speaking, using them goes against Church teachings. We also understand that the Lord has given us natural means to space our children (breastfeeding and observable signs of fertility). We agree with this statement by John A. Widtsoe: “Birth control when necessary should be accomplished in nature's way, which does not injure the man or the woman. A careful recognition of the fertile and sterile periods of woman would prove effective in the great majority of cases. Recent knowledge of woman's physiology reveals 'the natural method for controlling birth.' This method 'violates no principle of nature.'" (Evidences and Reconciliations, p. 310-14)
We have found that many Latter-day Saints are uncomfortable with using contraceptives, yet they are not aware of any other options to space their children. Many people who have joined our group have stated that it has been an answer to their prayers. We welcome those who are presently using contraceptives and are looking for information and encouragement to help them switch to natural methods. We also welcome those of “quiverful or Providential mindset” (using neither contraceptives nor periodic abstinence). For more information and statements from our leaders, please visit www.homestead.com/familyplanlds. You can also research church teachings on the topic at www.lds.org.
This list is for the purpose of sharing information on modern and effective methods of Natural Family Planning (observing for signs of fertility and using the information to either avoid or achieve a pregnancy), discussing Church teachings on birth control, and supporting each other in living the teachings according to the Lord’s will for each family.
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- Jan 1, 2000
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