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What are catholic attitudes to infertility treatments?

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Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Vatican guidelines

There is a specific policy of the catholic church - eggs from the wife and sperm from the husband should be fertilized within the body.
Ivf, donor eggs and donor sperm use is not sanctioned. Iui is generally accepted as well as the gift procedure where fert occurs in the body. Not many centers still perform gift. Interpretations and adherence to this policy vary. Seek advice from your priest.

In brief: Vatican guidelines

There is a specific policy of the catholic church - eggs from the wife and sperm from the husband should be fertilized within the body.
Ivf, donor eggs and donor sperm use is not sanctioned. Iui is generally accepted as well as the gift procedure where fert occurs in the body. Not many centers still perform gift. Interpretations and adherence to this policy vary. Seek advice from your priest.
Dr. Nancy Durso
Dr. Nancy Durso
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Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Attitudes vary

From treating catholic couples, individual attitudes vary - many patients wish to avoid in vitro fertilization (ivf) or donor egg, even if we freeze any embryos that we don't transfer fresh.
Artifical insemination (iui) seems to be widely acceptable. Some catholics don't want to take birth control pills for fertility treatment. In italy ivf is allowed with insemination of a limited number of eggs.

In brief: Attitudes vary

From treating catholic couples, individual attitudes vary - many patients wish to avoid in vitro fertilization (ivf) or donor egg, even if we freeze any embryos that we don't transfer fresh.
Artifical insemination (iui) seems to be widely acceptable. Some catholics don't want to take birth control pills for fertility treatment. In italy ivf is allowed with insemination of a limited number of eggs.
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Dr. Khurram Rehman
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