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Yes, of course.
If women (who do not want children) want to get sterilized, it’s their choice which must be respected. What the person does with their body should be of no concern to others.
Many cases of unwanted pregnancies can be avoided too. Also, a lot of people are choosing not to have kids these days. Instead of getting abortions, they could undergo this procedure if they feel like they do not want kids in the future.
A lot of men get “He will likely regret it” too. This is a free country. People should be able to do whatever they want with their bodies as long as they aren’t harming anyone.22
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I just gotta say it's up to what the girl thinks
is best as it's something she's gotta live with forever.
What most people barely acknowledge is that some chicks out there don't want to have children and so this would secure their fear of getting pregnant MORE so than us guys using condoms or pulling out every time we root chicks or expecting girls to take the pill all the time to avoid pregnancy.
As long as sterilisation is not forced on young girls and women than I believe sterilisation should be a broader option.31
My guess is that doctors are afraid of performing tubal ligation on women below a certain age, because of the fear of lawsuits later on. Just from the way SOME people think, I can picture someone saying something like, "Yeah but I didn't know what I was doing at that age and now I want kids and it is the doctor's fault for doing the procedure"... That kind of nonsense does happen too.
I DO know one lady who got a tubal ligation at the age of 26, but that was over 20 years ago. Perhaps it was easier then?
I also know a lady who had her 18 year old daughter get a tubal ligation, but she already had a history of mental illness and hospitalizations before then. She said that they "had to fill out a lot of paperwork"... The reasoning was that there was no way she would be able to handle raising a child.13
Yes I certainly think so and the restrictions/difficulties to get them are very frustrating. I have even thought about getting sterilized and I'm only 24. If more women are able to get sterilized then there would be less unwanted pregnancies and less need for abortions. I would be glad to see less and less women getting abortions.613
I do not believe in abortion as a means of birth control.
Which is what it is. A quick fix to an inconvenience.
There are 16 different means of contraception.
If i was the kind of guy to be hooking up constantly I'd get snipped and have consent forms ready.
With the male , birth control, pill 💊 it'll even things out a bit,
But yea if a woman wants to be living that lifestyle and dosnt want kids ever get snipped it's a free country. And it dosnt involve taking an innocent life.11
Primarily access to tubal sterilization is an age requirement. In a few countries, the numbe of children is a factor, and their may be other requirements. The minimum age ranges from 18 to 30, depending on the country. In a few countries men have a lower minimum age. Refer to:35
I dont really know much about it but I would imagine the difference is due to it not being reversible?
People can change a lot between 20 and 40, it seems to me that if something is possible but somewhat difficult then only people who are really certain will proceed. so maybe its in a good place?
If this really is a problem then I hope it gets fixed but its not something i know or care a lot about and suspect that people just like complaining about things.18
Our culture is already glaringly hypocritical with societies expectations, concerning moral, and
ethical responsibilities as far as comparing gender roles is concerned. Women have every right in the world to have the same control of their reproductive health as men.11
It should be harder to get men sterilized too. Unless they've done something to warrant sterilization, such as being serious sex offenders or routine deadbeats, then men shouldn't be seeking vasectomies until they're in their late 30s or early 40s.
The idea that men never regret being sterilized is off. Just as is the idea that men who try to have children and can't are somehow always happy they didn't succeed.11
The reason it isn't is because women have sued and won large judgments against doctors who performed sterilizations that the woman requested and paid for when she later changed her mind. There would need to be laws which made doctors exempt from such lawsuits, and I don't see that happening.11
I would be FAR more in favor of a complete and total ban on abortions alongside allowing elective sterilization surgery as well as holding runaway fathers accountable than the clusterf*CK of degeneracy and irresponsible excuse-making policies propogated in this country today.
I mean it would certainly add to the population decline crisis (the US is only increasing because of immigration), but whatever.11
Yes it's her choice but she should be an adult at least. 18 even though people are still basically kids till their mid twenties. But what can ya do? That's there choice and they may come to regret it. However it's far better and less an evil than abortion. Just my opinion anyways.11
Sure why not
I mean they're making a choice and if they don't like what happens because of their choice well then I guess they shouldn't have made that choice
Though I feel like you should at least be a legal adult first because teenagers aren't exactly known for making intelligent choices and trusting a teenager's parents is also just dumb because I mean a lot of teenagers don't have trustworthy parents12
Non-reversibility is a major concern. The other concern is civic responsibility, It is your duty to have children if you can to carry on not only your family but larger sociality. This is as basic as working to support both. Any culture that indulges individuals who refuse to do either is doomed to collapse and failure.
Theses are the laws of nature, man cannot alter them, we can only ignore them at our own destruction.13
I voted yes, because if a woman is that stupid and self hating it serves the greater good for her to remove herself from the gene pool.
It is overwhelingly those on the left who do such things. It also serves the greater good when leftards choose to not pass on their genes.11
The right answer is no.
If one man is sterilized then easily another man can make his wife pregnant.
But if a woman is sterilized no all men on world can make her pregnant.
So it's a much more severe scenario if a woman is stetilized
Society must be protected from this sterilization.
It reduces gene variability of the world.11
The problem is female sterilization is a vastly more complicated procedure and, more importantly, it's not reversible. So it makes some sense they would take a lot of precautions to ensure it won't be regretted.118
of course, but we need proper context first, I suppose there were a number of cases where the person sterilized sued the doctors and made them waste their time with bullshit lawsuits. If that's the case, we should address that first.11
The whole point of people being alive is to further the species by having children. That's literally what were here for.11
I think men need to stop telling women what they can and can't do with their bodies. Their body, their choices40
tubule ligation is a procedure that required being put under. that is always inherently a risk factor.11
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Sadly, even men get a lot of these "but what about your future wife" bullshit questions, too.
It should be dramatically easier to get sterilized.
I'm Canadian, and while I geared myself up for a fight assuming it'd be similar for me as for an American woman, my GP got me a referral after one visit. And the Gynecologist was very professional, friendly, and had me set after my first visit with her.
I had to tell my (young male Asian) doctor that "Doc, if someone wants a kid, they're not my partner". And that I would much rather regret NOT having kids than regret HAVING them.
Those arguments, alongside my "I have a binder of reasons at the ready" approach, I think helped me push through without much issue.
It should be easier in general for all people to have access to healthcare that will help them be comfortable in their bodies. Whether that's abortions, sterilizations, fertility treatments, or reassignment surgeries.
While I understand the reasoning of "let's make sure", most GPs and institutions - especially in the US - go so far as to make "making sure" more of a "let's convince you otherwise".
You'd think it would be the opposite in the US as we're private parties paying for services. We have the right to shut up, pay our insurance and co-pay for whatever services they feel like giving. I feel that one especially with epilepsy, find a medicine that works well "we want to put you on this one now, so, that's happening"
Oof, that sucks. Yeah, despite Canada having mostly universal healthcare, our prescriptions generally are covered by private insurance unless you go through gov't programs.
I had to pay a premium for the birth control I was on before my sterilization - we'd tried generic brands, but I reacted terribly to them.
I do wish insurance companies were less of a mob scam but they're fuckin scammy and I hate the entire industry.
At least now I know I ought to just use every available dollar at every available turn.
Also, re: your update - the userbase om Gag is HEAVILY skewed to men. The 8:1 men:women ratio isn't surprising to me.
... Why would anyone regret having kids?
People regret not raising their own kids if they gave them up for adoption, or doing it poorly, but having them?
That is unthinkable.
@monotprise Man, you'd better have a talk with my mother. But, y'know, bring tissues and have a therapist appointment scheduled for after. You'll see what regretting having children looks like.
It looks like abuse, neglect, narcissism, suicidal threats leveled at a 12 year old, and financial abuse.
Unfortunately, people who don't want kids but have them - and regret it; German and US study 7-18% of parents regret having kids.
It's just what happens. Not everyone is ready for children. And childbirth itself is a very dangerous and deadly activity. Fortunately it is mitigated by modern medicine, but it still wrecks the mother's body.
And I've yet to meet a new parent who doesn't at least wish for a bit more sleep and time in a day.