I’ve had boyfriends who said I’d change my mind, so those relationships didn’t last.
My husband already had kids and we agreed we didn’t need to make our own.
Since I’ve spent more than half my life defending and explaining the reasons I wanted my tubes tied, I’m sharing the questions I regularly answer about the state of my reproductive organs.
And, indeed, the conversation happens more than you'd think. Reversal of a tubal ligation is extremely difficult and extremely unlikely to work.
It is a surgery, but it’s outpatient and fairly routine at this point. I was put under general anesthesia and my doctor made two small incisions in my abdomen that allowed him to insert a camera and a cutting tool.
(Side note: the doctor who did my surgery was not my OBGYN, because her operating privileges were at a Catholic hospital that wouldn’t allow the procedure.) He used gas to inflate my abdomen so he could see better and then snipped my fallopian tubes.
awkward,' then you probably don't have chemistry with this guy--or at least not the kind that will blow your skirt up.An anxiety around sperm isn’t so good for the sex life. Thanks for questioning my ability to know what’s best for me—and my understanding of the consequences of my choices. Here’s the thing: Giving birth is not the only way to be a mother.I have stepchildren and I hope to be a foster parent one day.At 23 I started searching for a a doctor who would perform the procedure, but since I was unmarried and had no children, they all refused.Seven years and half a dozen OBGYNs later, one finally agreed.