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  •  I was in my 20's in the late 70's (3+ / 0-)

    through the early 80's. I went to three different doctors asking to get my tubes tied. I wasn't married and did not want children. All three doctors refused- I was too young, I might change my mind, and one doctor even told me I wasn't mature enough to make that decision.
    It doesn't sound like things have changed much.

    “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

    by skohayes on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 03:15:13 AM PST

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    •  This appalls me - (3+ / 0-)
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      My mom wanted her tubes tied after she became pregnant with me (3 kids in 4 years) and no one would do it.  After her 4th pregnancy/kid (one year later), my dad got a vasectomy (pretty frickin remarkable for a man to do that in 1956). I guess I expected it was also difficult in the 60s/70s/80s/90s for some women to get their tubes tied, but I always assumed it was getting easier for most women than it was for my mom. It sounds like it might be a little easier but also that the PTB are still treating us like children.

      Jeebus .... We're "mature enough" to have children we might not want but not "mature enough" to choose not to have children ....

      /shakes head>

      Out with the gloomage - in with the plumage!

      by mikidee on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 06:33:46 AM PST

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