BC, Abortion and Fertillity Tx?

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BC, Abortion and Fertillity Tx?
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Sun, 02-01-2009 - 5:27pm

Hey all!


I was reading a blog the other day and the author claimed that if you were "pro-choice" than you also support women's access to fertillity treatment.

 

 

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Registered: 04-19-2006
Wed, 02-11-2009 - 8:05am
that is what I am facing as well if I ever get pregnant again. I have a feeling there will be a big fight in my future.
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Sun, 02-08-2009 - 12:40am

He was one of those who thought it was totally on me and only me (refused to wear a condom)

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Registered: 12-12-2008
Fri, 02-06-2009 - 5:20pm

I'm just wondering why your ex hadn't gotten a vasectomy?

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Registered: 10-11-2005
Fri, 02-06-2009 - 4:54pm

>Unbelievable!<

Yes it is, in 1981 when my middle dd was born I was 22 and wanted my tubes tied the Dr refused to do it~~I ended up 5 years later with a 3rd dd that my xh wanted me to abort, only then was I able to get my tubes tied. And by the way I still got pregnant two more times after that! My two sets of grandparent had 15/12 children, so I come from very fertile people. It took me having a partial hysterectomy to stop becoming pregnant.

~Sam

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Registered: 06-17-2007
Fri, 02-06-2009 - 4:42pm

"Doctors impose their beliefs on women's reproductive rights every day...so it's a double standard that annoys me."

It's like women trying for a VBAC. I don't know of any laws that require doctors to perform repeat c-sections on women, even if it's unwarranted, but it's hard to find doctors who will do it and from what I hear and read, even harder to persist once you're actually in the situation. That's the situation I face whenever I get pregnant with #2.




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Registered: 12-12-2008
Tue, 02-03-2009 - 7:54pm
Unbelievable!
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Registered: 09-15-2008
Tue, 02-03-2009 - 6:45pm

""On what basis do doctors refuse? What do they say to women? "Sorry, but I won't perform the surgery because I think that you might change your mind and want a baby?"""

Usually it's "You'll change your mind." That's the main reason that the vast, vast, VAST majority of doctors I contacted wouldn't even speak to me about it. (Ironically, no one questioned me when I wanted fertility treatments years ago...now, tell me which is LESS reversible: Having a baby, or getting a tubal!)


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Tue, 02-03-2009 - 5:41pm

Oh yes I totally get that. What I don't understand is why use a donor egg (thus the child won't be biologically yours) rather than adopting. And I REALLY don't get the use of a surrogate with donor material.

But like I said, I'd never try to ban anyone from doing that.

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Tue, 02-03-2009 - 3:36pm

On what basis do doctors refuse?

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Registered: 09-15-2008
Tue, 02-03-2009 - 3:16pm

""Are you saying that if a woman chooses to voluntarily be sterilized because she knows she does not want children, she can't? Is there a law about this, or is it some doctors, or what? I'm curious to understand what you're talking about. Thanks.""

There's no LAW, but it's like pulling teeth to find a doctor who will *DO* it. It's a very common topic on childfree boards, and a source of great frustration for many childfree women. I know very, VERY few childfree women who have been able to obtain permanent sterilization without fighting for it.

So it annoys me to no end that someone who CLEARLY has no business having even ONE more child can get a doctor to implant EIGHT embryos. People say "you can't interfere with her right to have children, you can't impose your beliefs on her reproductive rights", yet doctors do it every day to women who DON'T want children. Doctors impose their beliefs on women's reproductive rights every day...so it's a double standard that annoys me.


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