Q. 1. Are Catholics allowed to take fertility drugs?
A. 1. The Catholic Church teaches that union and procreation are the twin purposes of sexual intimacy, and that sexual relations are reserved to a man and woman united in the sacramental bond of marriage.
Under such circumstances,
• Any procedure which assists marital intercourse in reaching its procreative potential is moral.
• Any procedure which substitutes or suppresses a need for marital intercourse is immoral.
With the usage of fertility drugs, couples should very careful in considering how they will respond to the serious health risks for the mother and children if a large multiple pregnancy follows. And then there is the concern ralated to meeting all the basic needs of 3, 4 or 5 children who are born at the same time.