When I was 21, I went to the doctor to have my tubes tied — and was denied the procedure.
Ever since I can remember considering what having my own family one day might look like, I've wanted to adopt — and have never, ever wanted biological children. Adoption feels like a true calling for me; meanwhile, the mere thought of pregnancy is distressing. After having felt this same way for many years, I went to the doctor when I was 21 to see about having my tubes tied. I was told (by someone at a supposedly "progressive" clinic, no less) that no doctor at the facility would perform that operation on someone as young as myself, with the idea behind that being — I would ultimately change my mind when I got older. (After all, as a female, who am I to say that I know what I want....? UGH.)
Today I'm in my mid-20s and feel the same way about children that I've always felt; however, that first time was so discouraging that I haven't attempted having the procedure again. Has anyone done this themselves, or know someone under 30 who has? Hearing a success story or two might reassure me to try again.