BC pills question


#1

Ok here goes! A thought occured to me tonight, I discussed it with my Fiance and she dont know either…

Before my first Marriage my then ( this bugs me to say) fiance
was diagnosed with endometriosis which is a bleeding of the outer uterine walls, the normal 1st step in treatment at least at that time ( 1986) was to prescribe birth control pills.
well being she was already on them at the time she was prescribed a drug called danocrine which actually stopped her cycles she had to take these till about 1 month before we were married,

the after effects of this pill was supposed to be she couldnt according to our DR “possibly” concieve for at least a year.
which proved to be WRONG 4 months later we were expecting

But anyways my question is assuming a 100% practicing Catholic girl was diagnosed with this, the first 2 options
one being a Birth Control pill and the other a total stoppage of reproductive cycles, would they be allowed to use these pills for that reason. Now i am not sure about todays treatments,but the next option was a hysterectomy,
which would mean total permanent sterilization, now relize this particular case was found because of constant severe pain.

what would be the churches view now? its a BC pill but not being used for its purpose
I am very confused

Thanks for any help
John


#2

John,

This has been discussed in previous threads:

Here

forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=18736&highlight=birth+control+pills

and Here

forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=15756&highlight=birth+control+pills

I hope this helps you.

God Bless,
Matt


#3

As a result of faithful Catholic women and Drs asking exactly that question, the Pope Paul VI Institute has found treatment approaches which are significantly more effective in dealing with the underlying issues. The Pill and hysterectomies are not the best approach for the woman dealing with endometriosis. Why settle for a less than best solution, even if the Church were approving of it?

CARose


#4

[quote=she_he]Ok here goes! A thought occured to me tonight, I discussed it with my Fiance and she dont know either…

Before my first Marriage my then ( this bugs me to say) fiance
was diagnosed with endometriosis which is a bleeding of the outer uterine walls, the normal 1st step in treatment at least at that time ( 1986) was to prescribe birth control pills.
well being she was already on them at the time she was prescribed a drug called danocrine which actually stopped her cycles she had to take these till about 1 month before we were married,

the after effects of this pill was supposed to be she couldnt according to our DR “possibly” concieve for at least a year.
which proved to be WRONG 4 months later we were expecting

But anyways my question is assuming a 100% practicing Catholic girl was diagnosed with this, the first 2 options
one being a Birth Control pill and the other a total stoppage of reproductive cycles, would they be allowed to use these pills for that reason. Now i am not sure about todays treatments,but the next option was a hysterectomy,
which would mean total permanent sterilization, now relize this particular case was found because of constant severe pain.

what would be the churches view now? its a BC pill but not being used for its purpose
I am very confused

Thanks for any help
John
[/quote]

Interesting question.I do not have endometriois but I had a similiar experience and I would be interested on others opinions as well. My background was, I had lost twins in my 5 month in Jan 2000, March of 2000 I began hemmoraging for no apparent reason to the point of blood tranfusions, surgery and hospitilazation. After much testing and procedures.I could have additional surgery,hysterectomy, or as an alternative try a drug to stop cycles completely or BC pills to see if it helped. I choose BC pills-my cycles became ‘regular’ and the bleeding stopped. I then became pregnant again. I don’t think I made the wrong choice, I choose to perserve my fertility and I had a son 2 years later. Had I choose the surgery route at the time to stop the hemmoraging, he would have never been born. That can’t be wrong inho.


#5

Thank you both for the links and the info, My question was answered,I guess i did not perform an adequate search when i typed in the search field sorry about reposting an already discussed topic.

this was just something that happen to dawn on me tonight.
esspecially with the danocrine,I mean it stopped all natural cycles
effects were supposed to last 1 year after the stopping of taking
incidently i am still an in training Catholic so i dont quite have the same feelings about some things as some of you do…
But i guess i am trying to learn about such things so its all good

Thanks again…

           John

#6

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