A couple that finds out that they are unable to conceive a child may fall into depression or suffer from other health and marital problems. In light of these serious factors, it is not surprising that many of these couples turn to assisted reproductive technologies (ART’s) in order to overcome health problems and be able to conceive children of their own.
The Catholic Church does not oppose assisted reproductive technologies that repair damaged reproductive organs. However, it does oppose technologies that replace the natural marital act and reduce children to objects that are assembled in a manufacturing process.
Below you’ll find several resources to help explain and defend the Church’s teaching on facilitating human reproduction and treating infertility.