12-4 CMA physicians not provide assistance with illicit sexual activity


that the Catholic Medical Association recommend that
physicians who are approached by patients seeking
assistance for extramarital or otherwise illicit sexual
activity (i.e. contraceptive, perverse, or abusive) engage
such patients in personal dialogue, reviewing with them in a
compassionate way the circumstances of their personal
relationships, teaching them of the truth and beauty of
human sexuality, and advising them of the physical risks as
well as the personally disintegrative effects of sexual activity
outside of marriage, but never cooperating with them by
prescribing, recommending or referring them for assistance
with any form of illicit sexual activity. (2001) (renewed 2015)