question on contraception


#1

i know the church’s position. my question is that my wife needs to take a birth control pill (not one that will abort a fertilized egg) for her health. she cannot menstrate without it (according to 2 doctors). so my question is, does the church allow for this?


#2

If a particular hormone, drug or procedure is needed to treat disease and if it has the unfortunate side effect of being an impediment to procreation, it is still licit.

The following is from Humanae Vitae:
“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” (#15)


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