Female sterilisation, also called “tubal sterilisation” is a huge decision because it’s a permanent type of contraceptive. This means that it protects against pregnancy forever. Only adult women who do not want any children or do not want anymore should use this method of contraception.
When writer Holly Brockwell, then aged 26, asked doctors to sterilise her, she started a battle. First, NHS staff said she was too young. Then the personal abuse rained down, much of it vile. It took an unflinching four-year battle in the public eye before, finally, she won. Last Friday, […]