Family planning methods
Regarding “Women seek birth control that will outlast Trump” (Open Forum, Jan. 12): Dr. Emily Cronbach says that women are getting intrauterine devices fitted in case the replacement of the Affordable Care Act does not include contraception. Why doesn’t she teach them (and their husbands) the Billings Ovulation Method of family planning, surely well known to her? It’s securer than the Pill (i.e. less chance of unwanted conception), safer than the Pill (i.e. no health complications — I know that the Pill has few, but Billings Ovulation Method has none at all), environmentally friendlier than the Pill (i.e. no sexual inversion in estuarine fauna) and cheaper than the Pill.
Contraception is obsolete, and those who promote it are hawking inferior goods. Of course, people using the Billings Ovulation Method do not have to make regular repeat visits to the OB/GYN expert: Perhaps that is why Cronbach’s website describes “natural family plannings” en bloc as “not as effective” as contraception. John Wills, Oakland