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My daughter (18) struggles with heavy menstruation (as my wife did) and my wife wants my daughter to see a Gyn to discuss the mini pill to control her periods. My wife says it is not birth control, just hormone therapy to control the menstrual cycle.
I have been doing some reading and the places I have looked all call the mini pill just a modified form of birth control. Am I looking at the wrong thing? Is there a hormone therapy that still allows ovulation but helps control heavy bleeding and severe cramping (not to mention mood swings)?
I love my daughter and it pains me to see her suffer, especially if it is not necessary. However, I do not want to recommend a solution that would be sinful.
I appreciate any and all information this forum may be able to provide.
May the merciful Jesus fill you with His gentle peace.
According to the encyclical Humane Vitae, she can use birth control for medical purposes, regardless of whether she is married or not, and regardless of whether she is sexually active with her husband or not -- which is a moot point because she's not married anyway.
Here is what Humanae Vitae says:
Lawful Therapeutic Means
- On the other hand, the Church does not consider at all illicit the use of those therapeutic means necessary to cure bodily diseases, even if a foreseeable impediment to procreation should result there from—provided such impediment is not directly intended for any motive whatsoever. (19)
The rest of the encyclical is here: