ABOUT THIS SITE
THE ULTIMATE FEMALE STERILIZATION RESOURCE
This website was created in response to an existing gap in resources specific to female sterilization. This gap has been and continues to be thrust into the spotlight by Reddit's r/childfree community - one of the most vocal and visible groups promoting both reproductive rights and bodily autonomy online.
As a 21 year-old woman who was recently approved for elective sterilization I feel it is my prerogative to share the knowledge and resources that made my approval possible.
My goal is for this website to be a resource for those who:
Have booked a sterilization consultation and want to come prepared
Are decided on sterilization, but need more information before booking a consultation
Are considering sterilization, but are still undecided
Simply want to understand why others choose to be sterilized
I wish you all the best of luck in your journeys, no matter where you are in the process.
THE ANSWERS YOU NEED
WHAT IS A STERILIZATION BINDER?
A Sterilization Binder is a tangible object made up of a hard cover in which paper documents about sterilization are stored. The binder is a tool used by women interested in elective sterilization in order to gain approval from medical professionals for one or more sterilization procedures.
WHAT GOES INSIDE OF A STERILIZATION BINDER?
See the Build-A-Binder page for more information.
DO I NEED A STERILIZATION BINDER?
As stated above, the purpose of a Sterilization Binder is to help women gain approval from a medical professional for one or more sterilization procedures. Because many women report being told that they are too young, have too few children, and/or too single when inquiring about sterilization, it is important to come to your sterilization consultation prepared for pushback. In my experience, the best way to prepare yourself for a consultation is to come armed with the facts, forms, and personal statements stored in your customized Sterilization Binder.
DO STERILIZATION BINDERS REALLY WORK?
Keep in mind that Sterilization Binders are not a guaranteed path to sterilization success; however, bringing one along to your consultation certainly won't hurt your chances. If you're in need of a bit of encouragement, visit the Success Stories page.