Woman Wants To Tubes Tied, OB-GYN Demands Husband's Permission

OB-GYN Won’t Let Woman Get Her Tubes Tied Without Husband’s Permission

February 28, 2020 Updated March 9, 2020

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A woman’s story about an OB-GYN who would refuse to perform a tubal ligation without her husband’s permission goes viral

A woman’s tweet about a visit to her OB-GYN has gone viral for reading like something out of the Handmaid’s Tale. A woman named Holli shared on Twitter that her OB-GYN would not allow her to get tubal ligation aka get her “tubes tied” without her husband’s permission. Holli pressed her doctor, who told her that it was their “policy” to get approval from a patient’s male partner before operating. Holli was upset and not surprisingly, Twitter was too.

“My OBGYN just said if I want my tubes tied electively then my husbands signature is also required on the release form. I asked her if that was a law, she said it’s not but it’s their policy,” Holli shared online. “I’m fucking pissed.”