Thursday, August 23, 2012

Clarifying the Facts: NFP Teacher Responds to Congressman Todd Akin

Clarifying the Facts: NFP Teacher Responds to Congressman Todd Akin Yes, stress can postpone ovulation in a woman and extended stress may create an anovulatory cycle, if she has not yet ovulated. When I chart my cycle for Natural Family Planning, I note stress (i.e. parent being hospitalized). Akin perverted two issues in one gaffe, he minimized the trauma of rape and then cited the biological response to stress to dismiss the question at hand. Women, especially if they have just ovulated and the egg is in the viable stage of 12-24 hours for conception indeed can and do get pregnant from rape.

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