A word of caution. If there are teenaged girls or any child reading this blog please have your parent read this particular entry before you do. I rarely ask this of anyone but the subject matter is really quite disturbing.
What is this world coming to? I saw this online today. The headline that I saw that drew me to the page was, "Mom has teenaged daughter sterilized." I had to look thinking that perhaps she was in a vegetative state and the mother was afraid she'd be raped or something. What I found
disturbed me so much I had to blog about it. The very idea of sterilizing - even temporarily - young girls as a form of birth control is outrageous. Aside from the fact that it is not easy to reverse a tubal ligation -it's often unsuccessful- This could give girls the false assumption that they are protected from disease as well. Most, if not all, of my readers are very aware of STD's and their complications so I'll not go into it here. The use of long term implants to prevent conception not only gives a false sense of security but also poses some real threats to the girls health. I have seen cases of these implants being removed and the woman has been unable to concieve at all. My purpose in writing is that if this should become a serious issue in the USA we must do all we can to combat it. I'm not a big fan of sterilization for anyone though there are cases where it really is quite necessary and I also believe that such a decision belongs in the triangle of marriage and not for a parent to chose. What ever happened to waiting for marriage to have sex? I've heard so many times that that is obsolete or out dated, but it's not. The Bible is still relevant for today. Following the Lord's commandments will save you from the heartache that can come from non-marital sex. I can tell you another thing too. I have never met a girl who regretted being a virgin on her wedding night, and I have never met a girl who wasn't a virgin and didn't regret it.
I would very much like to hear from all of you about your opinions on this matter. Oh, by the way, the above article linked to this one too. This is a bit more interesting/informative.