It was Fr. James B. Reuter, SJ, who ushered me into the world of reproductive health. It isn’t what you think. I was a second-year student at the University of Santo Tomas and a newbie reporter at the Varsitarian when our publications director, the late Felix Bautista, summoned me to his office and told me he was assigning me to cover a seminar on natural family planning. The seminar was organized by Father Reuter and among the other participants I remember was the wife of fellow Inquirer columnist Johnny Mercado.