I hope all who read this message are well. It’s been a few months since I’ve been to this site and after browsing a bit, I remember why I enjoyed coming here so much!
Anyway, I have a question about birth control. My fiancée was recently advised by her doctor (who is Catholic) to begin birth control for health reasons. The doctor told her that, if she didn’t get on birth control now (for a few years or more), then there is a possibility that she would not be able to have children at all in the future. Her illness is something personal that I don’t feel is necessary to share in the forum, but I just wanted to set up the situation.
I personally believe that God will take care of her and if we are meant to bring a child into this world, we have nothing to worry about. But my fiancée is very worried about this and wants to take the doc’s advice.
Now I’m not starting this thread to ask advice on what we should do. As I’m sure many of you would say, it is up to us. I am writing, however, to tap the wonderful resource that is CAF to see if there was any official church teaching on what is morally acceptable in a situation like this.
Thanks for your time!