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I am a working mother of two kids..This email is regarding contraception and Family planning operation..
Here is a short description of my life post marriage:
My husband is a lovely and understanding person and a JKG
During initial months of marriage we tried for kid but were unsuccessful in the first year. Then I got pregnant unfortunately that ended in a miscarriage…
Then started all the problems….I was blamed for the miscarriage (I was abused to the extent that word spread that I only took some tablets to end the pregnancy!!)
I felt suicidal but my husband was very supportive and was by my side whenever someone talked about miscarriage
Next year I again got pregnant and that too ended in miscarriage @ 11 weeks….I was completely devastated and it took 1 year for me to come to normalcy…
Then I took it as a challenge, reduced my weight (around 18 kgs) and tried to get pregnant and was successful immediately…. but i faced so many complications during the entire pregnancy… I was put on complete bed rest (was allowed to get out of bed only for using rest room) for the entire nine months and finally i delivered a lovely boy baby by C-Sec….
God blessed me with another baby (girl) within next 18 months
But here started the problem… owing to my complications, my gynec refused to perform family planning operation when i delivered my 2nd baby….
Now I am being abused by my MIL that my ill health is the reason why the gynec didnt perform the operation and every month if my periods get delayed I am given a weird look and it clearly shows that she is afraid i might get pregnant again
But the same lady used to torture me earlier (before birth of my son) if i got my periods every month what an irony
Ok I come to the point…I want to know if there are any contraception laws in India…. Does it work in favour of women?
As I told earlier, I am working so it is difficult for me to take long leaves as I have already taken two back to back maternity leaves…
Also my health is very bad that i will not be able bear another operation…
– A Confused Mother
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