Child Free Movement: Millennials in their 20s are getting sterilized

Millennials, aka Generation Y, are those born from the early 1980s to the mid-1990s or early 2000s. The U.S. Census Bureau uses the dates 1982-2000, which would mean Millennials are 17 to 35 years old. Often the children of the Baby Boomers, Millennials are sometimes referred to as “Echo Boomers” due to a major surge in birth rates in the 1980s and 1990s.
Already possessed of some woeful attributes as a group (see examples below), increasing numbers of Millennials are so determined against having kids, they are getting sterilized in their 20s.

Louise Donovan for Vice, March 2, 2017, that the “child free movement” is the subject of a new BBC Three documentary, Young and Sterile: My Choice, exploring why a growing number of teenagers and 20-somethings in the UK and the U.S. are getting sterilized, not just out of fear of becoming accidentally pregnant or a father.
Among those interviewed in the documentary is a 28-year-old woman named Andie, who chooses not to identify as a specific gender, but uses the pronoun “they”.

Andie was sterilized last year and says it’s the best decision “they’ve” ever made:

“It’s massively improved my mental health and [body] dysphoria. No one ever stops people from having children so why would you stop someone who doesn’t want children?
“My mother was a really violent person and I was excommunicated from her at a young age. I’m scared of having kids and turning into her, because motherhood was quite a cruel thing for me. I wouldn’t want my kids to go through the same experience.”

Andie says the stigma around simply not wanting children is huge but it seems to be worse for women, who are viewed as heartless and selfish:

“People judge you. I’ve been back to hospital, unrelated to my procedure, and female doctors have lectured me on something I’ve already had done. This idea that women have to settle down, get married, have children—it’s quite a moral thing, isn’t it? Life isn’t just about reproduction. For me it goes back to this patriarchal idea that gender is binary and, within that, you have to comply with set or ‘normal’ roles. I’m very much against that.”

Andie doesn’t totally rule out being a parent, allowing the possibility of adopting or co-parenting: “There are other ways to have children that don’t involve pushing them out through your uterus.”
Another woman interviewed in the BBC documentary is 19-year-old Katelin, who is originally from Philadelphia. Katelin is absolutely certain she doesn’t want children, so sure that she’s considering sterilization — a permanent procedure that involves blocking a woman’s fallopian tubes, which prevents the woman’s eggs from reaching and being penetrated by sperm. Katelin has mental health problems and a serious heart defect she doesn’t want to pass on, although she also enjoys her “vagina exactly the way it is”.
Katelin says:

“I honestly don’t like kids—they’re germ-y and annoying and gross. I’m old enough to vote, play the lottery, drive, and go to jail—why can’t I decide I don’t want kids? I just don’t have a motherly bone in my body.”

Today, one in five British women will never have kids, up from one in ten in the 1970s. And although the number of vasectomies has decreased nearly two-thirds in the last decade, men are also vocal about their child-free choice, like 29-year-old Paul Pritchard, whose vasectomy was filmed live during the making of the documentary.
Afflicted with a life-long depression and Type 1 insulin-dependent diabetes, Pritchard believes “It would be cruel of me to enforce a child to suffer the same.” He says:

“I’ve never thought of myself as a father. Children have never factored into any of my long-term life plans. At the end of the day I’d rather come to the end of my life and regret not having children than have children and regret my decision.”

But finding a doctor who would actually agree to a vasectomy took 11 years before the NHS (National Health Service) finally gave in to Pritchard’s requests. Pritchard says:

“My first doctor, who has now retired, definitely fed me some bullshit, made-up statistics about how 90 percent of people who have a vasectomy regret their decision. It’s like, you’re just telling me that because I’m 18 and you don’t believe a word I’m saying.

What would they say to people who think 19, or even 29, is too young to make a decision so final as sterilization, and that their determination to be child free is a narcissistic lifestyle choice designed to delay adulthood?
Katelin vehemently disagrees:

“I want time alone, time with my partner, and time to travel and spend money on luxury. And I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. My generation live in a broken world. We come from broken homes and have broken minds and bodies. Many of us just don’t want to reproduce. It’s my life and I’m not hurting anyone.”

~Eowyn

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kommonsentsjane
2 years ago

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From the child’s point of view – this is good because of the millennial’s attitude – they wouldn’t have a mommy and daddy. Also, it cuts Planned Parenthood out of aborting babies who can’t speak for themselves.
kommonsentsjane

Jurist
Jurist
2 years ago

“They” looks like a monster! In times past, mothers would cover their children’s eyes if something like that were to appear before them. People would cross to the other side of the street if they saw it coming toward them on the sidewalk.

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  Jurist

With looks like that they don’t need their tubes tied.

Jurist
Jurist
2 years ago
Reply to  lophatt

Fact. Just another vile ugly creature trying to make others think that others desire it. Reminds me of the disgusting woman who made ~15 false rape claims. When I was a teen and young adult, it was only the fat chicks (there were far fewer of them then) who talked openly about sex. Sad!

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  Jurist

That’s so true. Many years ago I had a collateral duty to manage a sexual harassment program at work. ALL of my complainants were……er…….less than beautiful. It sounded more like a workshop on unrequited sexual fantasy.

Jurist
Jurist
2 years ago
Reply to  lophatt

Nicely put. Ugly people live to ruin beautiful people’s happiness.
Hence why leftists typically have a “look”.

Jurist
Jurist
2 years ago

This is what we get when society rejects Christ. It’s not exactly unpredictable.

Jaclyn
Jaclyn
2 years ago

Hey Andie if your having sex with a woman you can’t pregnant, but thanks for getting sterilized anyway. The reasons are obvious.

cogitoergosumantra
2 years ago
Reply to  Jaclyn

I’m fairly sure Andie’s partner has male parts… it’s a tranny.

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago

Oh! It’s all so “confusing”. I guess they can be anything they like. Maybe she’s a Gnu? How ’bout you?

stlonginus
2 years ago
Reply to  lophatt

Wait…which one do you think is the tranny?

Jaclyn
Jaclyn
2 years ago

oh, yeah, on a closer look, you are probably right

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  Jaclyn

Well, let’s hope they gave the right one the vasectomy. Of course, one might ask why “he” needed it in the first place. Idiot!

Alma
Alma
2 years ago

Judging by those two freaks it’s a good thing that they the millennial are getting sterilized, better yet, cut it off, all of it, so they can’t have sex and contaminate the plebeians.

Alma
Alma
2 years ago
Reply to  Alma

BTW, I always like to turn the negative into a POSITIVE.

cogitoergosumantra
2 years ago
Reply to  Alma

I’m inclined, as a Boomer, to offer the idea of “donated sterilizations” for Millennials. You can’t yet actually force it on them, but this would be a good start.

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago

That’s a genius idea. Maybe a bonus plan, take a friend. Offer one-way tickets to NK or South Africa.

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Damn, Millennial snowflake weirdos beat everyone to telling ’em:comment image

Goldbug
Goldbug
2 years ago

Islamists are ecstatic that American women are becoming “its” and are no longer producing offspring. It makes their takeover so much easier.

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago
Reply to  Goldbug

Unfortunately, this plays into demographic jihad…

MomOfIV
MomOfIV
2 years ago

very sad…these people are playing into the hands of satanists. rejection of Christ and of everything holy is what satan wants. clearly, Heaven is not for everyone…but, I pray they see the light before it’s too late. population reduction: vaccinations pesticides fungicides chemicals (cosmetics, tattoos, hair dyes, water, etc) plastics cancer pharmaceuticals (depression, birth control, hormones for ‘transgenders’, etc) EMFs homosexuality transgenderism narcissism social engineering propaganda all of these can not be a coincidence…. Spiritual Detox through Jesus Christ will correct all of these and more…. “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into… Read more »

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  MomOfIV

Of course. If they eliminate any practical aspect of Christianity from practice, they don’t need to worry that it exists in name only. This is one of the ways by which the perpetrators can be identified. A Christian wouldn’t be pushing this.
They try everything, from “shaming” to “beat downs”. They are pushing this agenda to the maximum. It will only get worse until people are willing to openly denounce this.

MomOfIV
MomOfIV
2 years ago
Reply to  lophatt

Amen!

Lola
Lola
2 years ago
Reply to  lophatt

True Dat !

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Yes, “civilizational jihad” is the operational concept:comment image

MomOfIV
MomOfIV
2 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

“HOW ISLAM PROGRESSIVELY TAKES OVER COUNTRIES”
https://assistnews.net/index.php/component/k2/item/1030

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago

All Maoists and they don’t even know it. “All through the day, I, me, mine; I, me, mine; I, me, mine…..”. She is “opposed” to the “idea” of two genders, therefore, there aren’t! Easy isn’t it?
They are following the script to the letter. We’ll be gone and there will be this befuddled mass of dolts blindly talking at each other and enforcing their own conformity.

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truckjunkie
truckjunkie
2 years ago

” I, me, mine; I, me, mine; I, me, mine”
That’s it-exactly. NO kids means MORE FOR ME.

Steven Broiles
2 years ago

I am no expert on women, but I have observed one thing: Women who, for whatever reason, do not have any children, even if they are married, tend to develop a neurotic and OCD personality (usually). Forget about professions or occupations for a moment. There are but two vocations—the married life or the single life. I am a straight white Christian male, and for reasons too lengthy (and personal) to explain here, my vocation is to remain single. It’s not that I don’t want to be married; It just didn’t work out. I am not overtly fond of that, but… Read more »

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  Steven Broiles

Hear, hear, Stephen. Well said.

cogitoergosumantra
2 years ago

The problem, of course, is that the non-Caucasian youngsters AREN’T cutting back on reproduction, whether they can afford their broods or not. This is not me “being racist”; it’s been documented statistically. So not only do we all end up paying for their off-springs’ upbringing, healthcare, education, and prison stays; we also risk being out-voted by them when they eventually outnumber us (in about 25-30 years), with their “votes without citizenship” rights which are coming. And at that point, we will have lost our country as it has existed for the past 250y. And there won’t be much hope for… Read more »

noreen
noreen
2 years ago

Don’t worry, Andie, we’re glad you got sterilized, too.

Dan
Dan
2 years ago
Reply to  noreen

Right?
Otherwise “Andie” would want free abortion on demand for the lack of free birth control

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  noreen

Well, I suppose there’s a lot to be said for being “double safe”. The only thing safer than multiple sterilizations might be a suicide pact.

Jurist
Jurist
2 years ago

If we as a society kept sex within marriage, this would all be a non-issue. Once again, living life unbiblically creates so many problems.

Pilar
Pilar
2 years ago
Reply to  Jurist

Thank you!

DCG
Admin
DCG
2 years ago

“My generation live in a broken world. We come from broken homes and have broken minds and bodies.”
Quite the victimhood statement. Why not try and better yourself and the world? Pity ain’t pretty.

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  DCG

Ah yes. “I’m so broken. I guess there’s nothing for it but to abandon myself to my predators and let them have their way with me”. How utterly pathetic.

whisperingsage1
2 years ago
Reply to  DCG

But getting sterilized is a wise decision for them, maybe the wisest one they ever made.

Maryaha
2 years ago

Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them…
Psalm 127:3-5

whisperingsage1
2 years ago
Reply to  Maryaha

But not them.

Dave
Editor
2 years ago

Good.
Some people have no business procreating.

josephbc69
2 years ago
Reply to  Dave

Right on, Dave! And I’d go further to say that it’s a shame they were ever procreated by anyone at anytime for what? To make more trouble down the pike? Don’t we have enough yet?

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  josephbc69

Yes, we should send them both mirrors with a note that says “why are you here?”.

Rocky
Rocky
2 years ago

These “me firsters” reject God, lack discipline, and are afraid to plunge into life with all its ups and downs. My God, my wife, my children, my grandchildren, loving others are all that matters. Career, money, honors, status, popularity, comfort, health, possessions just dust in the wind.

stlonginus
2 years ago

Nihilism and spiritual death aren’t sexy.
These people need prayers.

Glenn47
Glenn47
2 years ago

In this case and with her mindset, this is a good thing. Her children would most likely just become another generation of welfare, like she probably is.
As for the UK,why don’t they just hand the keys of their country over to the invaders now, if they aren’t going to try and fight back.

Dan
Dan
2 years ago

Excommunication is an institutional act of religious censure used to deprive, suspend, or limit membership in a religious community.
What the heck is she talking about?
Thank goodness she cannot reproduce. She’s done us a huge favor.
Bigly.

josephbc69
2 years ago
Reply to  Dan

Yes, hugely!

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  Dan

Her talk of “excommunication” fills me with humidity.

josephbc69
2 years ago
Reply to  lophatt

Super retort, wish I’d written it [the highest compliment one writer pays to another.]!

dkolb2010
dkolb2010
2 years ago

I don’t see a down side????

josephbc69
2 years ago
Reply to  dkolb2010

Surely, dkolb2010, you jest, perhaps sardonically? All that I can see IS downside.

Pilar
Pilar
2 years ago

Well someone lapped up all the propaganda.

josephbc69
2 years ago
Reply to  Pilar

You’re suggesting that if one looks about we’ll see a prop dog licking a certain politician’s well-greased boots? I agree.

YouKnowWho
YouKnowWho
2 years ago

Where can I donate to help support the prevention of a generation of LOSERS?

josephbc69
2 years ago
Reply to  YouKnowWho

Good one! Lord, these pretentious people are SO annoying. Maybe they’re here to test our moral strengths… For some reason I find mine slipping in their presence.

josephbc69
2 years ago
Reply to  YouKnowWho

In the same helpful spirit as your comments were offered, I suggest that we, the hoi polloi, form an association of citizens devoted to ensuring that those who cannot bear to lift even the slightest weight of our civilisation, such as it is, be financed all their way to Harmageddon, in the Land of the Self-Afflicted & Addicted, and left to their own devices.

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whisperingsage1
2 years ago

Well this is good news too. I too chose to get my tubes tied young and never regretted it. Dysfunctional family stuff, I was always afraid. But here years later as a Pastor’s wife I didn’t get out of having to deal with ever childish mellenials that insisted on treating us like their parents and not in a good way. I mean everyone refusing to take responsibility for their own shopping, transportation and moving , demanding we haul them around. And calling us filthy names if we turn them down.

josephbc69
2 years ago

Indeed! All your points noted as too, too true here. It reminds of some of the Jewish jokes I learned as a child [my gfather’s other 2 business partners were Jews, to whom I related as an uncle and a grandfather] These jokes usually have a life truth in them, told in a non-offensive way for us all to learn from.