history of birth control
traditional birth control methods:
modern Birth control methods:
- oral contraceptives ("The Pill")
- Other chemical contraceptives (implants, male pill, depo-provera).
- the rhythm method]
- surgical sterilisation
Religious and cultural attitudes to birth control The official position of the Catholic Church regarding birth control is expressed in a document called Humanae Vitae, which was issued by His Holiness Pope Paul VI in 1965.