Contraception Facts: General FAQs
Does contraception lower the abortion rate?
Use of contraceptives leads to a large increase in sexual activity, and because contraceptives fail, this increase in sexual activity leads to more “unplanned pregnancies” and more abortions. Read more.
Does birth control always prevent conception?
The beginning of human life was redefined by the pro-abortion medical establishment from conception to implantation in order to promote abortifacients as methods of birth control. Read more.
Why would a couple choose natural family planning (NFP) if it’s so much harder than contraception? For one thing, NFP actually strengthens marriages!
How is contraception used for population control?
The West imposes contraception on the developing world through an insidious and step-by-step strategy of persuasion and influence that ultimately results in the full-scale adoption of the Culture of Death. Read more.
Should we give contraception to teens? Most of them have sex anyway.
Teaching teens sex education and giving them birth control can cause them to engage in premarital sex by creating a self-fulfilling expectation that they will. Read more.
Who was Marie Stopes?
Marie Stopes (1880-1958) was a wealthy eugenicist and birth control pioneer in the United Kingdom. Her legacy has done as much as anyone’s to spread birth control and abortion across the globe. Read more.
How did Margaret Sanger promote contraception?
Margaret Sanger’s journal was primarily devoted to the legalization and spread of voluntary birth control. However, the main theme running through its pages was eugenics. Sanger followed eugenic reasoning to its logical conclusion by arguing that charity is “dysgenic” and leads to the degradation of the human race. Read more.
Catholic Teaching on Contraception
What is Humanae Vitae?
The Church’s teaching on contraception helps us act as God intends for our true happiness. In the realm of sexual ethics, Humanae Vitae is a key document explaining this teaching. Read more.
What is historical Church teaching on contraception?
The teaching of the Catholic Church on contraception never has, and never can, change. Despite dissent from within, and opposition from without, the Church has held steadfast to her teaching that contraception is a gross violation of the natural law. Read more.
Is Church teaching on contraception infallible?
Church teaching on contraception has been taught infallibly through the ordinary magisterium, meaning it is a doctrine that has been taught always, everywhere, and by everyone. Read more.
Is contraception sinful if its users are ignorant of Church teaching?
Many Catholics are ignorant of Church teaching on contraception. Ignorance of the law is no excuse however, because Catholics have an obligatory duty to know that using contraception is sinful. Read more.
Can we use our own consciences to decide if contraception is okay?
Many Catholics disobey Church teaching on contraception because they believe that conscience is the source of morality rather than a witness to it. Read more.
Should we avoid offending people with the truth about contraception?
Many Catholics avoid teaching people the true doctrine of the church regarding contraception for fear of offending them over their sins. But this is a great victory for the Devil. We have a duty to oppose sin, while loving and not judging the sinner. Read more.
What does the Catholic Church teach about sterilization?
Church teaching condemns sterilization on the same grounds as other methods of contraception. Sterilization is moreover a mutilation of the body and thus offends the integrity of the human person. However, procedures that indirectly cause sterilization in the course of curing or obviating certain health risks are licit. Read more.
May Catholic use the birth control pill for therapy?
Catholic doctrine permits the use of the birth control pill when the intent is not to impair fertility but to relieve certain maladies besides, such as acne or gynecological issues. Read more.
Should serodiscordant couples be permitted to use condoms?
In the case of a married couple where one spouse is HIV positive and the other is not, the Church teaches that position which eliminates the risk rather than merely reducing it. Abstinence is a sacrifice, but one made out of true love. Read more.
Should Catholic hospitals use the morning-after pill for rape victims?
The Catholic Church teaches that women who have been raped may receive treatment to prevent conception. But, if conception has already occurred, treatment that has an abortifacient effect may not be received. The problem is that we cannot know with certainty whether a woman who has been raped has already conceived. Read more.
Information about Specific Methods of Contraception
The birth control pill:
The current form of the birth control pill has three functions. The first is the suppression of ovulation. The second is the blocking of sperm from penetrating the cervix. The third is abortifacient in nature, impairing the implantation of the zygote. Read more.
What are the negative effects of the birth control pill?
The birth control pill causes problems as diverse as breast cancer, depression, deep-vein thrombosis, hair loss, acne, weight gain, heart attacks, strokes, and early abortions. Read more.
How does the birth control pill pollute the environment?
The environmental effects of birth control are severe: a single drop of hormonal birth control steroids pollutes 220,000 gallons of water enough to cause severe health problems in fish, including the feminization of male fish. Read more.
Condoms are the most common contraceptive method in the world, used for the prevention of pregnancy, HIV, and other STDs. But the frequency of their failure, and the gravity of the resulting situation, makes them one of the most misleading products on the market. Only abstinence can secure of what condoms claim. Read more.
What is the likelihood of getting an STD with a condom?
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has reported that STD’s are at a record high for the fifth year in a row in the United States. In 2018, 2.4 million new cases were reported. So maybe it’s time to tell the truth; the “solution” of condoms was never a fix to begin with. Read more.
Depo-Provera is an injectable contraceptive drug that sometimes has an abortifacient effect. It also has a long and checkered history rife with fraud and abuse. Read more.
Birth control implants are being heavily promoted by “family planners” all over the world because they have several advantages from the population control viewpoint. They do not require daily attention; they have a high effectiveness rate because user error is eliminated; and they are effective for up to seven years. Read more.
Intrauterine Devices (IUDs):
The Intrauterine Device (IUD) is a foreign body inserted into the uterus that has contraceptive and abortifacient effects. A particularly repugnant form of birth control, the IUD is ideal for use by coercive governments, and nearly half of all Chinese women of childbearing age have IUDs implanted after their first birth. Read more.