Is taking birth control a sin?


I am currently in the process of getting married by the Catholic Church. I have a two-year-old littlle girl and I am on birth control. I don’t want to have another baby anytime soon because my fiance also has a daughter who is about to be three. Is it wrong for me to take birth control?


Birth control is certainly grave matter, and, if you are a Catholic, something you should consider confessing before your marriage. If you have just cause to delay children – such as already having two children three and under – you and your husband can use Natural Family Planning. Please contact the Couple to Couple League for more information.

**Recommended reading:

Birth Control
Contraception and Sterilization
God, Sex, and Babies** by Christopher West (article)
Good News About Sex & Marriage by Christopher West (book)

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