Episode 034: How to Avoid Pregnancy without Relying on Birth Control
Being pregnant when you don’t want to be is an upsetting situation to find yourself in even in the best of times. On average half of all pregnancies in the US are not planned. In a time where there is so much uncertainty, it calls into question whether or not we want to allow conception to occur right now. The Zika virus showed us how devastating a virus can be on a babe in the womb. It’s the first time this coronavirus has infected humans and there is evidence it can cross the placenta. We simply don’t know what the impact will be.
In the absence of modern contraceptives, most of us don’t know how to avoid getting pregnant. It’s no surprise since most of us were not taught how to tell when we are fertile or how to use that information to avoid conception. In this episode, I am going to share how to use simple tools found in any household to monitor fertility and use that information to successfully avoid conception. Imagine a day when every young woman receives this education from her mother.
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Robin LaCross is a holistic health practitioner who specializes in women’s reproductive health. She has been using and teaching natural birth control methods for over 25 years. Robin is passionate about empowering women and making sure all girls grow up knowing and understanding their bodies.
Robin believes that by changing the way parents talk to their kids about sex we can reduce unintended pregnancies and the spread of STDs in the world. To this end, Robin founded the HPV Education Project to raise awareness about the virus and the problems it causes. She also created a pair of online interview series called the Raising Empowered Daughters Summit and the Raising Empowered Kids Interview Series where she interviewed over 40 experts on a wide variety of topics designed to empower parents to communicate freely with their children about growing up, sex, relationships and staying safe.
Robin helps parents prepare for these challenging conversations by offering online training programs, private coaching and through her weekly radio show, Holistic Sex Ed Radio.
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