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Question: Sometimes penetration with a finger painful. Penetration with a penis impossible; vagina too tight. Would a vibrator help? J.M. (UK)
Question: I’m 34 weeks and yesterday went to hospital for a date for my caesarean. The doctor want me to be sterilised but I don’t want this. I don’t want more children but I feel I will lose something as a woman if im sterilised. This will be my fourth caesarean. What do you think? M.M. (UK)
Answer: What I think is not important; it is what you really want that counts. You need to be honest with yourself: Are you reluctant to have a sterilisation because of the perceived loss of womanhood or because, deep down, you really think you may want to have more children? Once you have confronted this fundamental question, making a decision on this will be easier for you. As an obstetrician, I would definitely be of the same view that putting yourself in a position where you may have another pregnancy after 4 caesarean section is probably a risk to your health. There is no set number of caesarean sections beyond which a woman should not go. However, it is simply logical that the more caesareans you have, the higher the risk of potential complications, some of which can be life-threatening. If you are absolutely certain you do not want any more children, then please don’t hide behind this hypothetical ‘loss of womanhood’ concept. You are as much of a woman after sterilisation as before. There is no fundamental difference between being on the pill and being sterilised. Both are methods of avoiding an unwanted pregnancy, the difference is that one is a reversible method and the other is permanent. Do think carefully and don’t put your life in unnecessary jeopardy, something that will have a devastating knock-on effect on your precious little ones also.
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