About Humanae Vitae and Natural Family Planning

Dr Gabriel Seow shares about the wisdom behind the papal encyclical, Humanae Vitae, as a physicianHumanae Vitae (“Of Human Life”) is an encyclical issued by Blessed Pope Paul VI 50 years ago on July 25, 1968. Subtitled “On the Regulation of Birth”, it reaffirms the constant teaching of the Church regarding abortion, contraception and other [...]

Teen sex and condoms – should we or shouldn’t we?

By Dr John Hui In the light of concerns surrounding teenage sex, abortions and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), many have called for the introduction of “sex education” into the curriculum for teens. More often than not, such education suggests that the answer lies in promoting the use of contraceptives, in particular condoms. Such an approach [...]

Values: Contraception – Family planning or family avoidance?

In this continuing series on Values, we look at the issue of contraception versus natural family planning (NFP), and their implications on couples and society. IN JUST the last 50 years, contraceptives have changed the world’s perception of birth control. There has been much debate over the use of contraception versus natural family planning (NFP). [...]

Unfair finger pointing

BBC NEWS RECENTLY reported that a group of 16 women and four of their husbands are fighting what they consider as a ban on artificial contraceptives in Manila. To set the record straight, there is no ban on contraception in Manila. The policy instituted in February 2000 during the Administration of former Manila City Mayor [...]