- Britney Spears made groundbreaking testimony in her conservatorship case on Wednesday.
- Spears told the court she wants the conservatorship to end, and that she has been traumatized by it.
- She said she would like to have a baby but that her conservators will not let her remove her IUD.
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Britney Spears told a court in Los Angeles Wednesday she would love to have more children but her conservatorship won't let her get off her birth control.
Spears gave groundbreaking testimony in her conservatorship case, railing against her father and the control he and others have had over her life, including in deeply personal decisions.
"I would like to get married and have a baby," Spears said, explaining that she wanted to have her IUD removed so she could start trying to get pregnant. "But this so-called team won't let me go to the doctor to take it out because they don't want me to have children."
"This conservatorship is doing me way more harm than good," she continued. "I deserve to have a life."
IUDs, or intrauterine devices, are highly effective contraceptives that must be placed, or removed, by a qualified healthcare provider.
During the hearing, Spears said she has been "traumatized" and formally requested an end to the conservatorship, the legal guardianship that put Spears' estate, financial assets, and some personal assets under the control of her father and the Bessemer Trust. The judge said that to end the conservatorship, Spears and her legal team would need to petition the court.
In March, Spears' father Jamie said he's not "the perfect dad," but that everything he's done was in the singer's "best interest."
"[Jamie] would love nothing more than to see Britney not need a conservatorship," his lawyer Vivian Lee Thoreen told CNN.
Spears mentioned her boyfriend, Sam Asghari, multiple times during the hearing, saying she is not allowed to be driven around by him due to the conservatorship.
Asghari, a personal trainer, showed support for Spears hours before the hearing by sharing a photo of himself wearing a "Free Britney" T-shirt, a reference to the #FreeBritney movement, which aims for the end of her conservatorship.
Asghari had also criticized the conservatorship in February, saying "I have zero respect for someone trying to control our relationship and constantly throwing obstacles our way."
There's been renewed interest in Spears' court-ordered conservatorship after the New York Times' "Framing Britney Spears" documentary was released in February. The film highlighted Spears' wish to remove her father from the conservatorship altogether.