11/26/2014 09:41 am ET Updated Nov 26, 2014

My 'Permanent' Birth Control Option Failed In A Major Way

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I wanted to have my tubes tied, but my gynecologist strongly recommended a non-surgical, less invasive procedure.

When my friends and coworkers ooh and ahh over baby pictures and stories, I’ve always cringed or been the awkward person who refuses to handle the tiny, squishy human.

Even when I was a kid, I knew I did not want to have children of my own. I’ve had a few serious relationships over the years, and am lucky enough to have a fiancé who supports me in this decision.

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