If a person is infertile, may that person marry?


#1

Hello. If a person knows that they are infertile, can they still get married since marital relations must be open to conception? :confused:


#2

Yes. Infertility is not an impediment to marriage. While a couple may not deliberately create obstacles to procreation (i.e., contraception, deliberate sterilization), someone who is infertile has not necessarily created that condition and is not deliberately blocking procreation.


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