A question for doctors (tubal ligation)

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by OverTheStars, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. OverTheStars Registered Senior Member

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    If a twenty-one year old girl came to you asking for a tubal ligation, would you refuse? What if she already has two children? In most cases, a doctor would refuse to preform the procedure because of the chance that the woman may one day want children. But if she already has children at her young age, who would it benefit if she has another pregnancy?

    As far as I know, there is a reverse procedure for tubal ligation for women who changed their mind, and want children again.

    So would you do it?
     
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  3. Liebling Doesn't Need to be Spoonfed. Valued Senior Member

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    I am not a doctor.

    But my sister requested this done at 22, and she was refused multiple times. She has horrible reactions to hormones, and was absolutely miserable until she found a doctor who would. She had depression issues and found it hard to be intimate because of not being able to fully protect herself from the possibility of getting pregnant. She's 36 now and doesn't ever regret getting it done at 24.

    Her family (I'm adopted) has a very high incidence of heart disease and she is positive for the BRCA2 breast cancer gene. And she hates babies and always said she's adopt an older child if she ever changed her mind. She's also a social worker with a very good head on her shoulders. She's always known she didn't want to have children. Why do doctors have the right to deny an elective surgery that the patient themselves is clearly responsible enough to make no matter what the age as long as they are an adult?
     
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  5. OverTheStars Registered Senior Member

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    I'm slightly suspicious that the doctors are afraid of ruining their reputations for doing that procedure, since so many women WITHOUT children regret it years later. I just don't understand why they would feel it's best for a young girl with kids to ponder about wanting more kids in the future. Unless they like the idea of taxpayers paying for the hospital expenses and upbringing of the child.
     
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  7. draqon Banned Banned

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    its not about pondering...or reputation.

    Doctors want what is best for you!

    Statistics show that majority of women regret doing this procedure, but at that point it is too late to help those women.
     
  8. Liebling Doesn't Need to be Spoonfed. Valued Senior Member

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    Where are your statistics to back that up, Draq? Seriously.

    All current evidence suggests that many many women are choosing NOT to have kids and are happier because of it. Nothing to tie them down, and they can focus on their careers and husbands/partners.

    Women aren't baby making machines. They have choices.

    You'll have to ignore draqon, OverTheStars... he's a lonely, single, chauvanist who thinks women should all want to be barefoot and pregnant. And that's all they should want. He's hopelessly lost in the middle ages where women supposedly loved only to be romanced by him. And anyone not seduced by his "charms" is obviously blatantly corrupted by the evil American empire.
     
  9. draqon Banned Banned

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    Where are your current evidence statistics to back that up, Liebling?

    Women aren't feminazis lesbians men-haters. They have choices.
     
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  11. OverTheStars Registered Senior Member

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    The procedure to reverse the tubal ligation isn't that expensive. Maybe $10k where I live. A woman with good credit/finances could get it done. I also think adopting a child runs at around $10k.

    I don't mean to suggest having children should be restricted to people with better incomes. My parents were poor, but they are good people. I'm just saying that if a women gets her tubes tied in the first place, one of the biggest reasons is because she doesn't want to be burdened financially with a child. Unless I'm wrong.
     
  12. takandjive Killer Queen Registered Senior Member

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    Ho hum. I'm not a doctor; I'm just studying radiology.

    But...

    If I was a doctor, unless she showed me she'd tried a couple other doctors, I'd say no. If she had, then who am I to refuse her?
     
  13. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    Of course, as long as she knows the risks and all that is involved. It's no different than a man getting a vascectomy.
     
  14. draqon Banned Banned

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    The fact that American women are fewer and fewer becoming mothers and not doing their biological duty is as apparent to me as the smell of the toilet. American women are the most evil there is combined in a nutshell decorated with fake cracked diamonds.

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    tough woman...hear me for we are speaking about the reversal of tube ligation procedures and not women who choose not to be pregnant.

    The statics here we are so forth be discussing are of women who want this procedure done.

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1747156/tubal_ligation_reversal_facts.html?cat=52

     
  15. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    There is no such thing as a biological duty to procreate.
     
  16. draqon Banned Banned

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    I can speak for myself thank you. And no, I am not that which you painted me as.
     
  17. draqon Banned Banned

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    well than you shouldn't exist, spidergoat. After all there is no such thing as a duty to make you exist from procreation. So phantom...why are you existing? :shrug:

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  18. Liebling Doesn't Need to be Spoonfed. Valued Senior Member

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    I had mine done at 29, and don't regret it at all. I know lots of other women who make the same choices and never look back. Some women do regret it... your article has no statistics.

    Some women choose not to have children. And that's okay and nothing to be ashamed or depressed about.
     
  19. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    It could be a wish, a dream, a whim, a notion, a passing fancy, love... everything but duty.
     
  20. draqon Banned Banned

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    And Some women choose to have children. And that's okay and nothing to be ashamed or depressed about.

    Where are your statistics that show that majority of women after tube ligation procedure do not want it reversed? :shrug:
     
  21. draqon Banned Banned

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    well a fancy you spidergoat.

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    A notion here you are.

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  22. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    And if my mom didn't feel like having me, then so what? Mrs. X right now doesn't feel like having children, and as a consequence will never give birth to person Y. Not having existed, no one will miss person Y.
     
  23. takandjive Killer Queen Registered Senior Member

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    Absolutely correct. Being a mom isn't for everyone, and it's not as though you can't change your mind and adopt later.
     

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