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Suzanna wrote:

Hi, guys —

My use of birth control comes from when I realized I inherited my mother's periods; she eventually had to have a hysterectomy to stop losing so much blood. I lost so much blood and was in such pain that I eventually decided to go on what was technically contraception for the relief. I'm still on it now, even though I have zero interest in dating.

I know that the Catholic Church teaches that any use of contraception within marriage is a sin;
I'm Anglican, by the way.

I have practically no drive to date, marry or have children. I see myself as single for the rest of my life. I don't know why, but for some reason I've been called in that direction.

  • Under the circumstances, if I never date or marry, can I continue using the birth control for the purposes that I have mentioned?

Suzanna

  { Due to my vocation, is it OK for me to use birth control for these medicinal purposes? }

Mary Ann replied:

Suzanna —

Because you are not married, you may use the pill for medicinal purposes, as long as you are celibate, because the pill also has an abortifacient effect.

Be aware, however, that you are not curing a problem, only masking a symptom. I would recommend you consult a doctor who practices Naprotechnology, a scientific and moral way to truly heal.

Mary Ann

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