tubal ligation

12.20.18

Vasectomies Are Cheap and Easy, Yet Surprisingly Unpopular

Permanent birth control is way more complicated for women, so why are they still doing most of the work?

11.1.18

How to Use Your Insurance to Get Free Birth Control

And what to do if you don't have insurance but still don't want babies.

7.31.17

The Hardest Part of Getting My Tubes Tied Was Making Doctors Take Me Seriously

I have no desire to have kids, and most traditional methods of birth control cause me pain and discomfort. It took me 13 years to find a doctor who listened when I said I wanted to undergo a tubal ligation.

5.17.16

How Young Is Too Young to Be Sterilized?

When Holly Brockwell was 26, she told her doctors she wanted to get her tubes tied; for four years, they refused to perform the procedure on her, saying she might regret it later. Were they right?

5.3.16

Catholic Hospitals Are Still Denying Women Pregnancy-Related Care for 'Moral Reasons'

Now, the ACLU is suing healthcare giant Dignity Health for denying women tubal ligations and other contraceptive care.

5.3.16

Catholic Hospitals Are Still Denying Women Pregnancy-Related Care for 'Moral Reasons'

Now, the ACLU is suing healthcare giant Dignity Health for denying women tubal ligations and other contraceptive care.

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1.30.16

New Battleground for Religion and Healthcare: Tying Your Tubes

When is a routine procedure, one preferred by over 25 percent of women who use contraception in the U.S., "intrinsically evil?" When your Catholic hospital network is allowed to insert its religious directives between you and your doctor.