Searching for a good OBGYN is really frustrating. I went to two, one who was completely a jerk before I found a good one. I actually had one tell me I was lying when I said I was a virgin at 27. Needless to say I was so happy to find my current doctor, who said “I would much rather see a 27, or even 40 year old virgin, than a 17 year-old who has had multiple partners”. She also worked great with my heart specialist to develop plans for any treatments that worked with my heart condition.
There are great OBGYN’s out threre, but keep in mind that you may be limiting yourself if you will only go to a catholic doctor that never prescibes birth control. Remember that Doctors do have to make a living, pay for their staff, pay the bills for their practice, and pay their insurance. If they limit themselves to only devote Catholic patients they woud have a hard time staying in business.
Instead I would look for a doctor that is supportive of your religious choices. I know that our OBGYN does prescribe the pill, because I was on it for a while (I’m Lutheran, so please don’t freak out). However, I was insistant that I be on a pill that shut my system completely down, not one that simply thinned the uteran lining. She was extremely supportive, and created a list of pills that fit my medical and religous needs. When an Anglican friend gave me a book on NFP, and my husband and I decided to switch, again she was really supportive, and asked that I bring my charts into my appointments with me, as they would help her keep better track of my health.
Also keep in mind that most OBGYN’s have the equipment on hand to perform an abortion, because it is also used in cases of a miscarriage to make sure that nothing is left behind that could cause a dangerous infection.
MY OBGYN doesn’t use it for anything but that. She also refuses to prescribe ABC to anyone under 18 without parental consent. I was really impressed when I found that out. In this day and age of places like Planned Parenthood dispensing who knows what to kids and encouraging them to hide it fom their parents, it’s nice to see that some people still respect parents rights to be involved in and part of their kids lifes.
Just my 2 cents.