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Hello gramps,

I’m newly wed and my wife and I have agreed on not having kids just yet. We have been considering birth control, but what types of birth control are acceptable? As we researched different types, many simply prevent conception from occurring, but there are certain types that prevent implantation. Would these type be considered an abortion?

Thank you!





Dear Isaac,

The Church of Jesus Christ has issued the following counsel regarding birth control:

It is the privilege of married couples who are able to bear children to provide mortal bodies for the spirit children of God, whom they are then responsible to nurture and rear. The decision as to how many children to have and when to have them is extremely intimate and private. It should be left between the couple and the Lord. Church members should not judge one another in this matter.


Physical intimacy between husband and wife is intended to be beautiful and sacred. It is ordained of God for the creation of children and for the expression of love between husband and wife.

If you would like more personalized counsel I recommend speaking with a trusted church leader or family member.






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