Incapacity for procreating offspring, which may be natural owing to some physical defect, or artificial when caused by an operation removing or severing part of the organs of generation. Sterilization, as this latter is called, n1ay be necessary and justifiable in certain cases, but it is wrong to perform it on men or women, as certain eugenists advocate, merely because they are defective or ahnormal.

MLA Citation

  • “sterility”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 October 2012. Web. 23 January 2022. <>