Can a woman whose had a hysterectomy get married?


I was told that if a woman has a hysterectomy she cannot be married in the Catholic Church and cannot have a Catholic wedding. Is this true?


No, it is not true. Infertility – the inability to procreate children – is not an impediment to marriage. It is likely that the person who told you that it was is confusing infertility with impotence. Permanent and irreversible impotence – the inability to consummate the marriage through marital relations – is an impediment to marriage.

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