Re "The pope, the pill and the court," Opinion, Jan. 30
Malcolm Potts' claims about contraception are not uncontested. Whether nuns are prescribed hormonal medication has nothing to do with any church teaching on contraception. It is a matter between a nun and her doctor based on her risk factors and health needs.
In 2002, a scholarly review of research on clergy mortality found that Catholic nuns have an advantage of roughly 20% to 25% over the general population. A 2012 article in the medical journal the Lancet said that "with improved information on