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10 years ago today I had my tubes tied. It was the best thing I ever did for myself. It took years standing up to practitioners, reiterating my preference, and fighting for medical decisions over my own body. Ten years later and it was all worth it. No hormones, no condoms, no risk of making the hard decisions some I know have had to make. For anyone contemplating it, for anyone fighting with their docs, don’t give up if it’s what you really want.

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Huge respect to all the women who fought for their reproductive rights and bodily autonomy. I never understood why men have a say in this, I don't see women picketing my workplace or my healthcare provider's office protesting me getting my tubes tied or attacking my doctor for neutering me. As someone religious, its NOT my place to judge the choices of someone who wants to get an abortion. Don't support abortion? Then don't get one! Stop imposing your worldview on others.

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This is the way

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How old were you when you got it done?

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30

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I’m considering this. I’m several months in with my first IUD and I bleed every damn day still…. But I live in the south and am single, so finding a willing doctor will be even more difficult

Director1 - if it’s what you want don’t give up. Try your current thing sure, but if it’s what you know in your heart you want, don’t give up the fight over your own reproductive health. I’ve heard some awful stories of IUDs, and some great ones too. What’s right for one person isn’t right for everyone, make your decision for you. And feel free to DM me if you need to talk.

Thank you for posting this! Inspiration for me - I'm 2 years away from 30 and thinking of getting my tubes tied too.. How were the side effects/post surgery healing?

It was a really sucky weekend, maybe 4 days of restricted overall activity, but after that it was totally fine. I went to outpatient surgery on a Thursday and back to work Monday. Unexpected side effects: super regular periods, noticeable PMS a few time per year, not blaming weight gain on hormones but instead my terrible eating (also motivated me to fix it).

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