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2019: A Year in Review

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If you’ve been following our e-newsletter, you know we have a lot of exciting plans for growth in 2020. But we would be remiss if we didn’t first acknowledge the challenges we faced and gains we made in 2019.  When it comes to women’s fertility health, there have been some troubling developments: 2019 has seen […]

CDC Changes Effectiveness Rating on Fertility Awareness Methods

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Until recently, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that the failure rate of Fertility Awareness-Based Methods in avoiding pregnancy was 24%, which would discourage most couples from using them and would prevent doctors from recommending them. Earlier this year, they changed this posted rate to “2% to 23%” which is a major change for the […]

Survey Says, We’re Encouraged

Mary Rose Somarriba by Mary Rose Somarriba

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Thank you to all those who participated in our recent readership survey advertised in our e-newsletter and social media. We are happy to share with you some of the results! Most of all, we were very encouraged—because, we heard you’re feeling encouraged too! No joke, the most common feedback we received from you, was that […]

“It’s very human”: the untold story of Natural Womanhood

Gerard Migeon by Gerard Migeon

Last week I asked a young woman who I had just visited the Natural Womanhood website for the first time what she thought, and I loved her response: “It’s very human.” At another time a Facebook fan wrote this comment on our page: “I do deeply appreciate this group for helping women coming to know […]

My Christmas story: what happened when I answered an email from Nigeria

Gerard Migeon by Gerard Migeon

Sometimes you take a small step, make a small gesture and then later you realize that you’re part of something much bigger than you ever imagined. This is happening to us with what is going on in Nigeria right now. If you are new to this blog, I am talking about an initiative we took […]

We put to rest some fears and replaced them with new hope

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The next 30 days may change the future of our organization. Please read on… You know how important the message of Natural Womanhood is, not just to you, but to many young couples and families. Here is what someone posted on our Facebook page after they heard our live presentation: “We both came in with […]

An update on our FABM campaign in Nigeria

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Back in March, after we launched our documentary about FABM, I got an SOS call from Dr. Nkechi Asogwa, Director of Doctors Health Initiative (DHI). DHI is a Lagos-based nonprofit organization created by a group of local physicians. She shared how “government clinics automatically give hormonal contraceptives to any woman of child bearing age once […]

NFP for Nigeria: answering a call for help

Gerard Migeon by Gerard Migeon

Right after Oludolapo A. delivered her second child, the doctor discharging gave her a set of pills that included hormonal birth control. Oludolapo, a medical professional, recognized the pills and turned them down. That’s when trouble began for her. The doctor said she couldn’t get her discharge papers without her taking the drugs. When she […]

The population control campaign in Nigeria: a call for help

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“My name is Nkechi Asogwa. I am a medical practitioner in Lagos, Nigeria. I came across the trailer of Natural Love Stories film and would like to have a copy if possible. It will really be a useful tool to help the teenagers, youths and married women who are now being lured into using contraceptives […]

In memory of a good friend

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Most of us know when we’re in the presence of a very special person. We all know the surprising feeling when that person arrives, the joy when she is with us, and the sadness when she leaves. Karen Langhart was that kind of person. Karen was a devoted wife and mother, a professional and a […]