I’m meeting my gynaecologist tomorrow. I have PCOS, and endometriosis (among other things). At present I am on no treatment, but the doctor is constantly suggesting the Mirena coil (IUD) to help with my symptoms. I have always declined but am at a point now where I really need my symptoms controlled. I think she will probably suggest it tomorrow again.
I have recently posted about family planning issues, and am strongly considering NFP but have not yet started. At present my husband and I are abstaining.
My question is… if I use an IUD for the intended purpose of helping my gynae symptoms. (Or an oral contraceptive pill [but not for contraception reasons])… Is this ok in the eyes of the church?
If contraception is a secondary effect but not an intended effect… is that acceptable?
My issue is this - Deep down I would welcome the contraceptive effect (see previous post if you can be bothered reading), so I worry that I would be sinning by using this treatment.
BUT I really need my symptoms treated as they are interfering with my life so much.
If I happened to use IUD, but also engaged in NFP to ensure an egg is not fertilised etc, is that acceptable?
Any advice welcome