Mary Eberstadt is the author of an intriguing new book titled, Adam and Eve After the Pill: Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution. In an interview with LifeSiteNews, she says she "was ‘blown away’ by the prophetic nature of Humanae Vitae.
...The main thing that surprised me was its understanding of what would happen to the relation between the sexes. Humanae Vitae predicted that in a world of contraceptive sex, men and women would not get along as well, that once you sever procreation from recreational sex men would look down on women. He also advanced the idea that there would be a lowering of standards of conduct between the sexes. All of this, I argue, has come true, and yet the secular world has refused to acknowledge its truth. That to me is a paradox, because if you were to ask which document of modern times was the most unwanted and reviled document it would have be Humanae Vitae, right? Across the world, it is seen as a laughingstock in some places, as a profoundly undesired testament in others, yet this document contains more truth about the sexual revolution and the world it would usher in than any other document. We’re left here with a great paradox – I really believe that – that something that contains great truths has been almost universally reviled. And that in itself was justification enough to undertake this book...Full interview HERE.
Full text of Humanae Vitae can be found here.
Information on the Benefits of Natural Family Planning can be found here.
A short essay that provides a succinct and powerful explanation of the Church's teaching on contraception can be found here.
A commentary on why the Catholic Church opposes contraception can be found here.