After five years of trying to find a doctor willing to perform the procedure, I finally got my tubes tied today.
I’m nearly 29 years old and I’ve known that I’m childfree my whole life. I remember first having the realization that I would never be a mother in first grade. Everyone in my immediate family accepted my childfree decision quickly, because it was always a part of my personality.
But extended family, friends, prospective romantic partners, and even medical professionals were much harder to convince.
Today’s surgery felt like a massive societal weight was lifted from my shoulders. I feel heard and validated. I feel like my preferences have some weight in the world – like the way I want to live my life isn’t weird or alternative.
We need your story! With your help, we can change how the world sees childfree people, and more importantly, how we see ourselves. Add your voice to the global childfree movement by sharing your story today.
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