Can I get a vasectomy for my wife's health?

My wife’s doctor has instructed us to not get pregnant with any future children as the weight of child-bearing may cause severe and irreversible damage to her knees. Does the Catholic Church allow a man to have a vasectomy for the purpose of protecting his spouse’s physical well-being?

These links should be helpful for you in determining a course of action which preserves your wife’s health and remains faithful to the Church. If you have any further questions or concerns that are not answered by these links, please contact Catholic Answers directly.

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