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11 Jul 2005

Being sterilized at 24
I am a 24 year old female, and i have a disorder called Dystonia. I am on medication everyday and my gynae told me to NOT fall preganant while on the medication as it will cause deformity in the foetus. I am currently on the pill but feel that i would rather be sterilized and stop taking the pill. I will never have children as i cannot function without this medication and cannot fall pregnant while taking it. If i am sterilized at 24, will this cause hormonal problems?? My gynae spoke me out of sterilization saying i am still young and will change my mind about kids, but i am serious about it. In any case, the pill causes alot of other problems. If i want to be sterilized does the doctor have to do it for me???
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01 Jan 0001

There may well be advances in the future where you would take different medication and could then safely fall pregnant. The Medical Council advises that sterilisation not be done under the age of 30 yrs, unless in exceptional situations. The reason for this is that it is often not in the best interests of the woman. The Mirena would be a good altenative if you don't want to take the Pill.

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