Is it permissible to remove the uterus (hysterectomy) that is irreversibly in a state that it is no longer suitable for procreation? The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith answers “Yes, because it is not about sterilization”.
In a note published on January 3, 2019, the dicastery states the position of the Church: “Medical intervention cannot be considered anti-procreative because it is located in an objective context where neither procreation nor, consequently, anti-procreative action is possible. Ablation of a reproductive organ unable to carry out a pregnancy can not be described as direct sterilization; this one, as an end or

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