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Has it ruined you?

Here is a news article, showcasing the effects a tubal ligation has caused two women.

“For Wendy Owen, deciding to be sterilised at just 25 wasn’t an emotional decision but a practical one. After a difficult labour with her second child, she knew her family was complete.

She was reassured that the NHS described sterilisation as a straight- forward, ‘fairly minor’ operation that would avoid any future pregnancies — without affecting her hormone levels.

And the procedure certainly worked for her in one sense, but it came, she says, at a great physical cost.

In the years that followed, Wendy started to experience mysterious symptoms that she firmly believes were caused by the two tiny clips blocking her fallopian tubes.

‘Around seven years after the operation I began to get terrible stomach pain, low on my right side,’ says Wendy, now 44, who lives with her partner Steven, 45, in Caenarfon, North Wales. ‘It was agony.
‘Sometimes the cramps were so bad I could barely walk, and my tummy became very bloated. I went from a size 14 to 18.’”