Birth control pills

25-12-2001 | IslamWeb


What is the ruling concerned using birth control pills? I hear that they have no effect on the woman's menses cycle, but does the Sharee’ah (Islamic Legislation) permit its usage?


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The Sharee’ah permits the usage of birth control pills if the following conditions are met:

1. Both spouses agree to it.

2. There are no bad side effects from their use based upon medical advice.

3. These pills should not cause permanent sterility.

For more details, please read Fatwa 82154.

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