Is the doctor out of line denying a young woman a tubal ligation? Thu, June 11, 2009
BRAMPTON -- Tarrah Seymour and her husband, Adam Sylvester, met at Mohawk College and it was practically love at first sight.
They are decidedly young -- she's just 21, he's 23 -- but it is obvious that they are focused and determined to create a good life for themselves and their growing family. Seymour is five months pregnant with their second baby, and while her family wasn't thrilled with her early parenthood, she always knew she wanted to have her children early and Sylvester agreed.
Limiting themselves to two kids would allow them to shower both with the advantages they hope to give them -- from outings to the zoo to one day, college educations.
To ensure things unfold as they should, they asked her obstetrician to tie her tubes during her planned Caesarean section in October so they won't have any more kids.
But the doctor told tham a tubal ligation was simply not even open for discussion. He told her that she might get involved with someone else down the road and regret her decision. He told her it's a permanent sterilization method and he's had so many patients wanting it reversed, that he won't even consider performing one now on any woman under 25.