I saw this article this morning as I was scrolling through my Facebook feed, and the headline made me so angry! My first thought was how can a 20-something possibly know that they won’t want children in the future? After I calmed down a bit, I read through the article.
While I respect women’s choices in not wanting children, I can’t wrap my head around why she would want a procedure that is permanent. You just never know what’s going to happen in the future. Yes, the first woman in the article has known that she didn’t want children since she was a teenager, and has be steadfast in that view throughout her twenties, but things could change so quickly.
I understand that no type of birth control is 100% (case in point – my SIL’s friend who got pregnant at Oktoberfest by accident – UGH), but there are options for long-term contraception that doesn’t require you to take a pill every day.
I wish God could rearrange our fertility wishes. Give fertility to those who desperately need and want it, and take it away from those who don’t. These women who are giving up their fertility so easily don’t realize how badly us infertiles want what they have.