or does anybody heard about "IMPLANT" ? It is a needle like that implanted to your arm and releases something to prevent u from being pregnant? anybody know if they do it at Naval Hospital? or if someone had it already?
Coils are placed in the woman's tubes which cause scarring and block them. For many woman it's not much different than a uterine exam such as a hysteroscopy. I've had two different types of uterine exams before and had no discomfort with either kind. Anyway this is the only permanent procedure that involves no operation or incision.
I was bleeding to the point of anemia on my bc so the doctor did not reccommend the Essure. She said it can make your periods heavier, and that was the last thing i wanted. And yes, Implanon is covered by Tricare and can be done at the NH.
For curiousity sake, do they offer the class in the "civilian world" we are on recruiting duty, and nowhere near an mtf, my OB never mentioned having to take a class when I asked about a tubal.
And I know tricare covers the procedures, but someone told me they will only cover ONE person being fixed. So, if I opted for tubal, they would not cover a vasectomy for my husband or vise versa. That's what I was curious if there was any truth behind.
I just had a tubal a month ago and it was a great decision for us. I had it done on a Friday and by Tuesday I was up and out. I still had some pain, and it took about 10 days before I wasn't really tired, but I would do it again.
I also had a thermal ablasion done because of heavy periods. That's when they go in a burn the lining of your uterus so it doesn't form quite so thick so your periods are not so heavy. There's even a chance to stop your periods all together. I'm hoping I get that option. :)
I am not saying this to be rude at all or to make anyone else feel like they made bad decisions with their birth control options. But I have NEVER used birth control. Because of the risk of side effects with hormonal based b/c (and me having migraines), I was never prescribed them. Which I am thankful for, especially with all of the news coming out about Yaz and its' side effects. Second, I do not believe in putting anything inside of me to prevent or terminate a pregnancy. It scares the hellll out of me. My cousin was rushed to emergency about 15 years ago because of her intrauterine device. They had a heck of a time stopping her bleeding.
What my husband and I did before we were married were condoms and pulling out. Neither is 100% effective I know, but you don't run the risk of dying with either one-and no I never got pregnant. We lived together for 2 years, got married, and then finally found out I was pregnant 3 years after we said I do. After our third he had a vasectomy. Best decision we ever made. Very little side effects. In and out procedure. Low risk. And after the wait time it has a 100% prevention rate.
Anyways, read all you can and talk to people like you are. Learn as much as you can before making the decision. Good Luck.
And after the wait time it has a 100% prevention rate.
Actually at 1 year out a vasectomy is 99.26% effective and at 5 years it is 98.87%. Essure is 99.95% effective at 1 year and 99.83% effective at 5 years. Sadly nothing is ever 100% (well, except abstaining... but THAT isn't any fun!).
Do your research. I had a TL in 1997 at 25 by 27 I started having all sorts of issues, years f dealing with them. Only after divorcing and remarrying, did I decide to have a reversal and low an behold all my issues went away. Look up Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome, does not happen to all, but many. I never knew about it. Same for the "device methods" Easiest is the vasectomy and it is easy to reverse if ya'll change your mind later. Females have to many hormonal changes as is...chose carefully.
Mom25 that is one of the reasons I've considered essure vs. a tubal. I know you feel that it would lead to the same issues, but from what I've read it shouldn't since nothing is cut so the blood supply is not damaged. I'm sorry that you dealt with that.
If you are strictly considering either a vas or a tubal, the vas is the less invasive of the two. ALL birth control methods have some side effects, it's just a matter of having a doc review your personal history to find out what will work for you and then you choosing among your options.
If Tricare is going to be the insurance you use for the tubal they require a class so that you are sure you want it done.
Not always....I just went into my gyno, told him the problems I was having and told him I wanted it done. It was scheduled within a month. I have Tricare Prime and see civilian providers for all my care.