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Not using contraception

31 July, 2019

Question:

My husband and I have decided not to use any contraception after the birth of our first child 2 months ago. If we are both comfortable with this decision, is it necessary to run it through a Rabbi?


Answer:

Mazal tov on the recent birth of your baby!

It is not necessary to consult with a rabbi when deciding not to use contraception. When a couple wishes to use contraception, then it is appropriate to discuss with a rabbi under which circumstances it is halachically permissible.

Please feel free to get back to us with any further questions.


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