Fertility is good
Most people recognise fertility as valuable in principle. Just as intelligence or a musical gift are. We would wonder at a person who declared that their brain did not suffer despite drowning it daily and over years with drugs or alcohol. We would equally wonder at the person who thought they could produce a symphony or a novel at the age of 35 after ignoring their musical or literary gift for 20 years. At Life FertilityCare we wish to offer people a different perspective – to show that it is possible to master one’s fertility reliably without a need to deny or suppress its existence either temporarily or permanantly. Read more about Natural Family Planning.
The Contraception / IVF link
Generally people regard contraception and infertility treatment as two separate entities. Yet both relate to fertility and how we treat fertility is subject to society and its attitudes.
When the public observe a phenomenon like infertility, they take this to the experts, the doctors and scientists. These think through most likely causes and then ask the fundholders for money to verify or test out any established hypothesis. Results are fed back to the public via the media.
What happens though if, as in the UK, 90% of the public do not observe their natual cycles, because they are on contraceptives? Whatever could be noticed by the untrained eye does not get spotted, because no-one is looking. We have to remember that doctors and scientists in this case are part of the contracepting public too!
But… lets turn this around. What happens if a couple use a valid tool to monitor their natural fertility? The first thing that couples, who use the Creighton Model FertilityCare system (especially those coming for infertility treatment) comment, is ‘Why does it not look like the text book?’. This is the generation of the question. When this question is posed to a NaProTechnology trained physician, it is the skill of the physician to differentiate between the chart that looks different because of the busyness of life and the chart that points towards an underlying pathology. With NaProTechnology these abnomalities can then be specifically homed in on with further investigation.
Since there are few NaProTechnology trained physicians, the number of bids made for research funding are few leading to even fewer media feedbacks to the public. Indeed, the interest by the public in matters of natual family planning is so low, that when a study about the benefits of natual procreative technology for the treatment of infertility was published, the media (representing what the public wish to know about) hardly picked it up.
To view the study: JABFM.org