I am 20 years old, Married for 2 years, and I never want to have biological children. If I want children, I will adopt or foster the children that need a loving home. My husband agrees with me on this 'reproductive choice.'
My husband does not want a vesectomy, and I respect his decision. Therefore I will be the one treated for sterilization: I want a partial hysterectomy, (removal of the uterus).
I am currently looking for the laws on "my side" (woman's rights, reproductive rights, etc) since many doctors will not listen to me about my decision:
"You are too young." - I am legally an adult, and legally able, or liable, to sign a contract 'not to sue the doctor or hospital/clinic if I change my mind'.
"You will change your mind." - I already had one abortion, I am sure my personal convictions of 'not wanting children' stand tall.
"It is different when they are your own." - I will end up having an ADHD, multiple-personality complex, bi-polar, paranoid shizophrenic child given the combination of my genetics and my husband's, so I will make my guess at 'worst case senario'.
"Women are hard-wired to be mothers." - Not all women. There were 15.1 million women in the United States that did not have children, either intentionally or nature's design, according to the 1995 Census.
I'm not looking here for people to preach or try to change my mind. I am here to find some help.
Any help with direct citations of the laws would be welcome. Thank you.