Questions tagged [contraception]

Questions regarding the Christian teaching with respect to methods or devices used to prevent pregnancy.

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What is the eugenic “indication” in Casti Connubii?

In Pope Pius XI's encyclical Casti Connubii, we read: What is asserted in favor of the social and eugenic "indication" may and must be accepted, provided lawful and upright methods are ...
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“Plan B” contraceptive [closed]

If a person uses a "Plan B" contraceptive to prevent pregnancy without knowing it may inhibit implantation, is he a murderer?
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In Roman Catholicism, does an individual's history of miscarriage lead to different or more specific guidance on pregnancy prevention?

As I understand it, Roman Catholicism teaches the following: Life begins at conception and therefore abortion is wrong Artificial birth control is wrong Under normal circumstances these teachings ...
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If Catholics have to be open to new life how can they practice Natural Family Planning?

I listened to a Christoper West audio recordings where he explains the theology of the body of JP2 writings. He keeps on saying how important it is to be open to new life within the marital act(sex). ...
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Why does Catholic Church (and possibly some other denominations) approve natural family planning and condemn different kinds of contraception?

That's one thing that bothers me. While I agree that using means of birth control that affect embryo is simply wrong in the terms of morality, I cannot tell any difference between natural family ...
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Is the Catholic Church NOT against all birth control?

Card. Kasper made the following comments in an interview with WNYC Radio’s Brian Lehrer as transcribed in this article ‘The Church is not against birth control at all’: Cardinal Walter Kasper: ...
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Does Eastern Orthodoxy aprove the use of contraception?

This subject is clear when it comes to Catholicism who explicitly forbids contraception and encourage natural family planning. Then most protestants do not forbid the use of contraception. However ...
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Biblical View on Temporary vs Permanent Contraception

This question is NOT: What is the Biblical view of contraception? This question is: Is there any Biblical teaching that simultaneously: allows for temporary contraception AND disallows for ...
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What is the biblical argument that contraception in marriage is acceptable? [duplicate]

The Catholic Church is renowned for its solid stance on codemning the use of artificial contraception. However, outside of Catholicism, What is the biblical argument that contraception in marriage is ...
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Why do Protestants allow contraception?

The Catholic Church is strongly against contraception. Most Protestants nowadays accept it; I gather it was less common in the past. Of course it's possible that Protestants have just given in to ...
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Does the Catholic Church allow the use of birth control to save the woman's life?

Does the Catholic Church have any process of being allowed to use birth control if it is necessary to preserve the life of the woman? (For example, suppose a woman must take certain medications to ...
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Is promotion of contraception a reason to excommunicate?

Melinda Gates (wife of Bill Gates) promotes contraception such as condoms and sterilization among many other things. This is against the Catholic teaching. She also claims to be a practicing catholic. ...
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Does Roman Catholic doctrine recognize a moral distinction or difference between abortion and birth control?

Understanding that birth control is renounced in Catholic doctrine, is there a sense that abortion is weightier because in involves the death of a person in addition to the ethical problems Catholics ...
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How do Catholics explain the stance of Pope Paul VI on contraception? [duplicate]

Pope Paul VI, in his Humanae Vitae (1968)said that, "It is always intrinsically wrong to use contraception to prevent new human beings from coming into existence." (source) The words of the Pope are ...
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Are there any conditions at all that allow a married Catholic couple to use contraceptives?

Don't laugh at me, but I heard that some conditions are as follows: Soldier coming back from years of serving has only one night to spend with spouse Couple has at least a certain number of children ...
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Did Pope Benedict XVI grant permission for heterosexual couples to use artificial birth control methods?

In a book of interviews by Peter Seewald, Light of the World, Pope Benedict is quoted as saying something to the effect that homosexual prostitutes would be better off if they used condoms than if ...
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What is the basis for the Catholic teaching that artificial birth control is wrong?

I understand that the original commandment to be fruitful and multiply involves reproduction. However, planning to wait a little bit here and there seems reasonable enough. So, what is the reasoning ...
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Should Catholic christians be obligated to use in vitro fertilisation? If not, why not?

I've been talking with friends about different methods of contraception and the relationship of the Catholic church towards them. If I understand correctly, most widespread means of contraception (...
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Difference between contraception and abortion? [closed]

I'm not sure where I could ask this question so I'm posting here. Sorry if this will create too many answers or a long debate. I just can't find the category where I can ask. If a parent says to a ...
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What does the Bible say about birth control? [closed]

This is my first question here! I'm Christian and I've read the Bible for a while, but I haven't seen anything related to birth control. I know that Paul says that husband and wife can agree to ...
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Are contraceptives ok to treat other conditions?

What does the Catholic church teach about the use of the hormone medications normally proscribed for use as birth-control to regulate the symptoms of PMS or other conditions brought on by hormone ...
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Did Jesus condemn contraception [closed]

Are there any passages in the New Testament where Jesus himself condemns the practice of contraception? As a virgin and the product of a miraculous conception himself it would seem odd for Him to have ...