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Women. Marriage. Childbirth. There are certain evils of society that make women a vulnerable section of the race. Women across the world have tasted all the flavors of life, from enjoying dignity and glory in the Vedic period to struggling for equality in the post-Vedic period. The disadvantageous status of women in the world has gradually diminished their identity, self-esteem, and most importantly recognition. The only thing comforting in the world full of prejudices against them in childbirth. For most women, childbirth is a serene experience that helps them cope with the evils of life. It is the most fantastic adventure a mother could ever have, yet male chauvinism finds its way to hamper this radiating happiness. There is a long history of subjecting marginalized women to forced and coerced sterilization.

Forced or unwanted sterilization is one of the most common practices around the world to control childbirth. Especially among the elite class, this practice is an artificial way of contraception among married couples. And twice as many couples choose female sterilization over male sterilization. This in turn has created several problems including women who desired fertility being sterilized. An ethical approach to the provision of sterilization to safeguard women’s rights to childbirth should be built in a way that ensures sterilization as a method of contraception only for those who wanted.

Sterilization

Women who undergo sterilization may later regret or have depressive syndrome

Female sterilization is the second most common form of contraception in the United States, with an estimated 10.2 million American women who have undergone sterilization surgery.

Though wanted sterilization could be one of the best things a woman could experience, at the same time unwanted sterilization could be a nightmare for many. Especially among those women who never had babies. Then come those women who first did want sterilization as part of their relationship, but when that particular relationship ends- they wanted babies with their second partner. Thus, many couple therapists advise women considering sterilization as a part of a couple of acts should talk to other women who’ve done it before and wait for making a concrete decision. They should think hard through what happens if the relationship ends.

Though they don’t want children with their first partner, there’s always a possibility that the relationship might end and their new partner could want babies or more they wanted it! The only and ultimate way of knowing that you would not regret later is to make sure that the women do it for themselves and not for anyone else. In fact, this advice should be applied to every aspect of life as a decision made to make others happy often ends up disappointing themselves. 

Sterilization

If you found yourself regretting sterilization then you are not alone. Many women who chose this method because of life stress or due to problems in their marital relationship were found to be more than three times more likely to regret this decision. Mostly the younger women who chose tubal ligation were more likely to regret that decision than older women, regardless of whether or not they had children. In all, many of 27% of women who undergo this procedure, later regret it.

The biggest danger that peoples don’t realise is that sterilization is permanent, while it can sometimes be reversed with surgery, it’s not always possible and definitely does not guarantee a pregnancy. Thus, thinking about sterilization is a morally conflicted way of contraception, and why are always women? A male could also opt for sterilization? A vasectomy for example, if it’s the male partner who doesn’t want kids so it shall be his responsibility that he doesn’t impregnate any girl. Why should girls bear the bigger sacrifice?


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