but all those birth control products they want to sell you… JUST THINK OF THE CORPORA… oh i can’t say it.
For the “it’s your body” I’ll die on this hill. I don’t know the specifics of this in particular as it’s out of my purview but if it’s your body, it’s your choice.
Looks like part of it is historical. The US has a history of forced sterilization programs, up through the 1970s.
There also seems to be an old fear that a family or husband may pressure an under 35 woman into sterilization for various reasons.
But that harkens back to the days, again up through the 70s, when women could be institutionalized on the whim of a husband or family.
Times and rights have significantly changed but the old “she doesn’t know what she really wants / ‘we know better'” BS is still dominant.
Needs to change.
I find it gross that they’re allowed to talk that way. It really needs to change yesterday.
As a teenager I thought of becoming a doctor, but found out that a) your family needs $$$ and b) general practitioners don’t get paid squat so don’t bother, and it’s a GP that I wanted to be.
But if I *had* become a GP and I was asked to write a letter of recommendation for a woman who wants to get the procedure done, so long as it was not under coercion from others, I would not hesitate to recommend.
If I *did* see evidence of coercion, I’d follow whatever methods I could to determine it wasn’t under duress.
But by default I’d unquestioningly say yes.
This has some interesting information. It’s from the perspective of a vasectomy group. They wrote it when the leaders realized that NONE of them knew a thing about women’s sterilization.