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Motherland: Lerma

Clip: Season 30 Episode 17 | 2m 44s

As a counterpoint to Lea's story, we meet Lerma, who has had seven children and who has chosen to undergo a tubal ligation to prevent future pregnancies. She jokes about being like a virgin again or being able to be promiscuous because she can't get pregnant. She also talks about having so many kids that she can't give love to them all.

Aired: 10/09/17

Rating: NR

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