Can a woman take the pill after a tubal ligation?


#1

Can a woman take birth control after a tubal, for medical reasons-such as regulating the menstrual cycle, if the tubal was done before converting to the Catholic Church?

Scout :confused:


#2

The Church does not consider the use of the pill for therapeutic reasons to be sinful. Pope Paul VI addressed this issue in Humanae Vitae: “[T]he Church does not consider at all illicit the use of those therapeutic means necessary to cure bodily diseases, even if a foreseeable impediment to procreation should result there from—provided such impediment is not directly intended for any motive whatsoever.” (HV 15)


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