Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/102485
Type of publication: Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science ar/ir Scopus / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science or / and Scopus (S1)
Field of Science: Teologija / Theology (H002)
Author(s): Obelenienė, Birutė;Narbekovas, Andrius;Juškevičius, Jonas
Title: Anthropological and methodical differences of natural family planning and fertility awareness–based methods
Is part of: Linacre quarterly. London : SAGE Publications LTD, 2020, Vol. 87, iss. 1
Extent: p. 1-10
Date: 2020
Keywords: Conjugal act;Conjugal love;Contraception;Fertility awareness–based methods;Natural family planning
Abstract: The term natural family planning (NFP), both in the scientific terminology and in the practical language of health policy, is often referred to as natural contraception or fertility awareness–based methods (FABM). “NFP. A guide to providing services,” issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1988, presents NFP as a method inconsistent with any other contraceptive method but later published “Family Planning, a Global Handbook for Providers,” wherein NFP is not presented as a stand-alone method group but is grouped with FAB methods, which are combined with barrier contraception active during the fertile phase of a woman’s menstrual cycle if there is a desire to postpone pregnancy. In other words, the WHO family planning recommendations present FABM as one group of contraceptive methods. The WHO is the directing and coordinating authority on international health within the United Nations’ system. For these obvious reasons, the article mostly concentrates on WHO definition of FAMB. This article presents the anthropological and methodological differences between NFP (including and modern NFP methods that employ urinary hormone metabolite detection) and FABM and, through comparative analysis, determines that NFP is synonymous with neither FABM nor any of the methods of this group but is rather a distinct group of family planning methods
Internet: https://doi.org/10.1177/0024363919886517
Affiliation(s): Katalikų teologijos fakultetas
Mykolo Romerio universitetas
Teologijos katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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