This is one of those times when I am sure I am going to get blamed for any comment I make. Oh well. I tried to think about this as if it were my daughter going through this. I never want her to hurt, but I am not a Dr, so I feel compelled to listen to what her doctors say. At 12 years old the body isn't done maturing. Removing the entire reproductive system will virtually guarantee hormone therapy from what I have read. Those same hormones are critical in preventing degenerative diseases. And then there is mental maturity. No 12 year old child is mentally mature enough to make any life altering decision on their own. You can disagree with me all you like, but as a father, uncle, and coach, 12 yr old girls are incredibly fickle. Losing the ability to have children is not a choice to be made idly. At any age. It will impact the entire rest of your life.
Thanks for the insight, Dr. Coach. I'm sure this "fickle girl" will realize she loves suffering in pain when she gets older.
Look, i am not saying that she shouldn't have the procedure if her Dr is telling her too. I am saying that She should listen to her doctor, and the people around her, because she isn't qualified to make this decision on her own. You can flame me all you want, but it wont change that fact.
Her doctor cares more about her fertility than her health. Its not unusual for women to deal with that BS even into adulthood. Women can hardly find doctors willing to do sterilizations until they are in their 30's or 40's and already have a certain number of kids. If women suffer all their lives from conditions like endometriosis, they're just SOL. People like you who undermine "girls" are part of the problem.
The girl's mother supports her decision. Quit being obtuse.