ST. PAUL (WCCO) ― They look like a necklace made of 18 brown beads, 12 whites beads and a lone red. The red stands for the first day of a woman's period. The brown signifies when women are generally not fertile. The white tells her when she has the potential to get pregnant. Each bead corresponds to each day of a woman's menstrual cycle. She can move a black marker to remember where she stands.It's really not all that hard, is it? Sex is for babies.
"This is more about adapting your behavior to what your body is doing," said Dr. Amy Gilbert, a doctor at the Family Tree Clinic in St. Paul.
The method is called CycleBeads. It was developed by the Georgetown University Institute for Reproductive Health with a computer model that determined women with regular menstrual cycles between 26 and 32 days are able to get pregnant on days eight through nineteen of their cycle.
If used correctly, tests show CycleBeads can be 95 percent effective.
A couple observations:
1)Here we go with the Muslims leading the way on morality again. Somehow it's more palatable because it's multi-cultural this time, even though the Catholic Church has been preaching this for eons.
2)They're getting slippery on efficacy rates. Not an apples to apples comparison. Damned lies, statistics and all that...
3) Did you catch this? (in reference to Islam) "a religion that allows hormonal methods of birth control, like pills, as long as they don't have any side effects". What? My head has still not stopped spinning. What?