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  1. http://www.pop.org/content/natural-family-planning

    I read this on the website of Population Research Institute:

    “While hormonal contraceptives significantly reduce the likelihood of ovarian and endometrial cancer, they also greatly increase the risk of other forms of cancer, including breast cancer and cervical cancer.”

    Does this mean that if a couple doesn’t use hormonal contraceptives the wife is more likely to contract ovarian and endometrial cancer? If intercourse without artificial contraception was natural – God planned – how could it bring about a negative outcome?

    I have also read that women who haven’t born a child have a higher risk for breast cancer – once again how does this reconcile with the Catholic Church encouraging girls to become consecrated virgins?


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