sexual intercourse

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The procreative element of human sexual intercourse bears a particular transcendent aspect, as the act of procreation is deemed a sharing in God's "creative generativity." (26) It is a sharing "in a special way in his mystery of personal communion and in his work as Creator and Father." (27) The Church contrasts this view of human sexuality with the purely secular view that sexual activity is an instinct or need, which tends often to correspond with preeminent concerns that the body be free from disease or unwanted pregnancy.
Derived both from this teaching about human sexual intercourse, and the teachings about human persons' dignity, is the teaching that humans have the right to be conceived in a manner fit for human persons.
Rather, technology must serve human values, ordering itself to the nature of the human person, and the truth of human sexual intercourse. (41)
Procreation is thus deprived of the meanings that come from its bodily source, and from the message that a man and a woman communicate to one another when they engage in human sexual intercourse. This form of procreation is instead dominated by the rubric and standards of scientific technology: efficiency and domination over nature.
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