Are there allowable contraceptives? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Shahid Athar   

Q. We are getting married and can not afford to have children, as both of us are still students. What contraception measures are allowed?

A. All co ntraception measures between married couples for a valid reason and with consent of both are permitted if they are not irreversible (sterilization/tubal ligation), abortifacient ( RU 486, IUD ) or harmful ( oral contraceptives). That leaves only abstinence, condoms and the withdrawal method.