Kate @abracadabra ?active 1 year, 7 months ago
Kate commented on the blog post Arizona bill would force employees to prove they’re not using birth control for sex 1 year, 8 months ago · View
I too was puzzled by the reference to “pre-marital” sex. I would think, if anything, married women would be more likely to rely on the hormonal birth control . They, on average, have sex more frequently than single women, if I remember correctly, making a daily/weekly more rational. And, presumably monogomous, are much less likely [...]
Kate commented on the blog post The Wednesday Weigh-In: Let’s Talk About Birth Control For REAL Edition 1 year, 9 months ago · View
I had tried hormonal birth control but didn’t tolerate it well. As a practicing Catholic, I decided that I should try NFP. After an unplanned pregnancy and postpartum depression, I had a 2nd unplanned pregnancy (I don’t want to run NFP down because I think it works for some but it can be more difficult [...]
I had tried hormonal birth control but didn’t tolerate it well. As a practicing Catholic, I decided that I should try NFP, after an unplanned pregnancy and postpartum depression, I had a 2nd unplanned pregnancy (I don’t want to run NFP down because I think it works for some but it can be more difficult to implement than some of its proponents acknowledge). This coincided with my husband getting laid off and I went from his insurance to my Catholic university’s insurance at significant out of pocket cost. I miscarried very early on and we decided at that point, between the job situation, my postpartum depression, and our difficulties with NFP, it was not the responsible choice. So I looked into what my insurance covered and — surprise — it was nothing! Obviously, I knew what the Church taught about birth control, I just didn’t realize that that would carry over to the university.
Fortunately, my husband quickly found a new job and, after the waiting period, I went back to his insurance and elected to get the copper IUD because it was (1) nearly fail proof, (2) non-hormonal, and (3) regardless of what happened with jobs, etc. I am covered for at least 10 years.