‘Imagine being 39 like Britney Spears and told you’re not allowed to have children’

Imagine if when you wanted to get married, there was a legal arrangement saying that you couldn’t?

Or arguably more bizarrely, you wanted to have a baby, but you had a birth control device inside you that you weren’t legally allowed to take out?

Now, what if it was your parents that were behind these decisions, and you were 39 years old?

Sounds like a sinister and elaborate made-up plot line from a daytime soap opera.

But these are the very real and latest claims from Britney Spears at a Los Angeles hearing in open court.

“I was told right now in the conservatorship I’m not allowed to get married or have a baby, I have an [IUD] inside myself right now so I don’t get pregnant,” she said via audio-link to the court.