Shalom! I am a non Jewish G-d fearing woman with two children and even though I am still quite young (24) I don't want to have any more children. I have severe depression and anxiety so the two I already have are a big challenge for me! In both my pregnancies my anxiety was even worse so I couldn't imagine to go through this process again (willingly) and I am very much against abortion. But the problem is that due to family history of thrombosis, I am not advised to take birth control in form of hormones. I would therefore like to have my tubes tied to be on the safe side...

I heard that tubal ligation is prohibited for Jews, but what about Noahides? Does this prohibition also apply for us?

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    Miriam, welcome to Mi Yodeya, and thanks very much for bringing your question here! Please note that we do not offer personalized advice, so we can address the question with respect to Noahide women in general, but not with respect to your particular situation. Regarding your particular situation, I recommend consulting your rabbi, possibly informed with information you find here.
    – Isaac Moses
    Commented Dec 3, 2018 at 21:04

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According to sefer Sheva Mitzvot Hashem, (Vol II, helek 5, 9:1), a tubal ligation is permitted for bnot noach. And further says: that even more than this could be done for reasons of safety or health issues.


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