What was your checklist when speaking to your doctor about sterilization?

My best friend is trying to get a checklist together to go over with a gyno she’s seeing in August. She wants a hysterectomy and we’re both super forgetful so we’re writing them down.

She has several legit medical reasons: she has MS and the infusions she gets give her a higher chance for cervical cancer. She’s been pregnant twice and both instances she was in *so much pain* and doesn’t want to even take the chance to pass MS or any other medical issues that pass onto children and is so exhausted all of the time she couldn’t physically take care of another child.

So we’re talking about her checklist to write down, but we want ideas as well. What were your reasons for getting sterilized?

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What was your checklist when speaking to your doctor about sterilization?