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Keep Makin’ Babies

A woman in Canada wants to get her tubes tied. The problem is the doctor says no.

She’s 21, her husband is 23, and the doctor says she (and sort of by extension they) are too young to decide to stop having children forever. There’s a lot going on here. There is the sexism of not letting a grown woman decide what to do with her own body, the ageism of expecting young adults to not be able to make joint decisions.

Also, the husband doesn’t want to get a vasectomy even though it is easier, cheaper, safer, (and for those of you wondering, reversible) than tube ligation. Shows how much of a sacrifice he’s willing to give I guess.

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