She had to have her husband agree to ‘let’ her have the procedure and then have her case reviewed by a medical board and have an in-person interview with the said board to allow it. The whole process took months. By the time they allowed her to have the procedure, they ended up having to remove a massive chunk of her intestines along with her reproductive organs because they’d become cemented together with excess tissue and couldn’t be separated. I appreciate everyone’s concern. I’d rather not specify where my sister lives (she lives elsewhere from where I do) because I’m not sure she wants any information like that posted.
But yeah, we both thought it was bullshit too. Luckily her husband was super-supportive and gave the docs hell for it. She’s much better now and it’s been a good 15 years now since it happened. It just surprised us how archaic the rules were. All these stories about being a husband’s permission are discouraging. So if he said no she’d have to live with unbearable pain? That’s ridiculous. More like 1960s my mother in law told me that doctors wouldn’t even talk to her or allow her to make any decisions. They would only talk to her husband or her father.