"Hey Rena. I don't mean to cause you any pain, but if you're going to raise very contentious issues then expect to get a reaction from people that might have a differing opinion."
No worries, there Charles. Your comments will help my writing for the future, bringint up topics I might forget to address in the articles. But when I saw the advice to do it myself, I couldn't help but wonder "how in the heck am I suppossed to anethetise myself and do the surgery on myself?" ;-)
Unfortunately, where I live in America, no surgery is free. Hysterectomies of tube-tying are not currently covered in in part by health insurance unless there's prrof that cancer is involved. I had to take care of my Mom who had a total hysterectomy due to ovarian cancer and it was 6 months before she could walk up or down 2 flights of stairs per day and 9 months before she could even step out of the house on her own. The surgeons told me this was "normal". But, if she had it when a child, then the recovery time would be a lot quicker. (and I wouldn't be here researching aricles on human overpopulation control).
A complete hysterectomy remove chances for cancer, unlike tube-tying, which is why I mentioned.
Good point about the tube-tying, though. It's something I will look up to see if women in other countries can actually get it relavtively quickly...because I doubt anything so sendible as low-cost tube tying of chemical vascetomies would ever in the United States.
Thanks again, everyone. This helps me know where to go...for more research.
Written in July 2008