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    Default Permanent birth control options and cost.

    Just started thinking about permanent birth control options. Not really wanting to go down the path of taking pills.

    That said, are cutting the tubes considered a regular hospital admission? How long do I have to stay in hospital? I will ask my health cover if they cover, but what is the term I should use for this (without sounding stupid)?

    Making my GP visit next week. Happy to hear other options if they are permanently not going to cause pregnancy.

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    Tubal ligation. I’m having it done (just waiting to hear when). It’s keyhole surgery, in and out same day if no issues. I know a few ladies who had it done, the first couple of days they had to take it easy but were generally back to usual work etc in 1-2 weeks, just had to be careful of heavy lifting etc. I am going through the public system so no cost. There are if course risks, and it is safer and generally cheaper for men to have vasectomies.

    Otherwise there are longer term options such as IUD (Mirena or copper IUD) and implanon. As with anything, they each carry risks and may or may not agree with you.

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    Abstinence

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    I had a TL in 1999.. day surgery and then about 2 weeks until fully healed. I was tender in the keyhole ports for about 4 days

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    I had tubal ligation 2yrs ago.
    My surgeon and anaesthesiologist both only charged the medicare schedule so i had nothing to pay other than my original consultation.

    Done at a private hospital. Had to be there early like 6am, went into surgery about 7 then 4hrs in recovery and i was off home..
    Spent that arvo and next day in bed snoozing and watching tv then was pretty much back to normal just took things a bit easy for a few weeks

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    I'm having it done too! Saw my GP and got a referral. I have an appointment with the surgeon early October. I have no idea how long I will have to wait for surgery.
    It's been a well thought out decision but I'm done having kids - 5 is plenty for me!!

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    Default Permanent birth control options and cost.

    I’m still working on convincing my dh to man up and get a vasectomy.
    It makes me cranky that birth control responsibility falls on the woman and we have to undergo surgery as opposed to something minor for the man.
    Like you, we are completely done. I tried implanon but it didn’t agree with me so I’m back on the pills. After the implanon experience and stories from others of the Mirena and IUDS (which seem so medieval to me!!!) I decided this is our best option at the moment as I don’t have private cover either, and really, why *should* I when dh won’t bloody get his “manhood messed with”.

    The plus side of the pills is knowing when my period is coming and being able to skip it (which I do most of the time).
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    A vasectomy is fairly invasive surgery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mum-I-Am View Post
    A vasectomy is fairly invasive surgery.
    Much less invasive than TL. DH is on a deadline he’s got 3 years until my mirena runs out, then he’s got to have something sorted. I’m done. 3 years of IVF, 2 pregnancies, 3 years of BF, many years of the pill. It’s his turn.
    Why is it ok for women to have their bits fiddled with constantly, but for men even 1 procedure is out of the question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosey82 View Post
    Much less invasive than TL. DH is on a deadline he’s got 3 years until my mirena runs out, then he’s got to have something sorted. I’m done. 3 years of IVF, 2 pregnancies, 3 years of BF, many years of the pill. It’s his turn.
    Why is it ok for women to have their bits fiddled with constantly, but for men even 1 procedure is out of the question?
    I agree it shouldn’t be the women always responsible just saying a vasectomy is still surgery requiring a general anaesthetic and it has risks.


 

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