A WOMAN has claimed a male doctor refused to tie her fallopian tubes as “a woman should not make that decision without a man”.
Sarah-Jo Baskin took to TikTok after someone asked people to share stories about the “most sexist thing a man has ever said to you.”
Sarah-Jo recalled a conversation she had with a male doctor following the traumatic birth of her second child at the age of 27.
Complications put her and her son in medical danger – which lead her to not wanting to have any further children.
She explained: “Mine has got to be when I was 27 years old. I had just had my second child and I was talking to the doctor about getting my tubes tied because at that point I did not want any more children.
“The labour and delivery almost killed me and my son, so I was like, Nope, don’t want any more.”
Although Sarah getting her fallopian tubes tied is well within her rights, she claims the male doctor refused to do it.
He told her he believes “it’s best that a man and a woman make that decision together” and that he thought she shouldn’t make the decision by herself.
Sarah-Jo was baffled by his refusal, and said: “What does that have to do with anything? This is my body and I want to have my tubes tied.”
The doctor allegedly responded: “I’m not tying your tubes, I do not think a woman should make that decision.”
This is my body and I want to have my tubes tied.
Many people were quick to say that they hoped Sarah-Jo had reported him.
They also queried if he would have had the same hesitations if a man had asked him for a vasectomy.
The NHS website advises: "If you have a partner, discuss it with them before you decide.
"If possible, you should both agree to the procedure, but it's not a legal requirement to get your partner's permission."
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