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Tubal ligation or Vasectomy?

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Iggy 1
LauraLee 2
Abra 1
BaylesObedience 1
Mom25 1
WickedOne 1
Momma2Fur 1
blah blah blah 3
ooorah69P 1
DoUntoOthers 1
kristin40 1
accountnickname 5
eidle 3
Champ 2
a3710788uu 1
amberinna 1
SandJ5 1
JAMS 1
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eidle --- 5 years ago -

Any moms/ dads that had this surgery?
Did you like it?
How's the side effect 

eidle --- 5 years ago -

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? 

accountnickname --- 5 years ago -

Neither, I'm considering the Essure procedure since it is the least invasive of the 3 with the lowest long-term failure rate.

I've heard some bad things about the Implanon. But then I won't consider hormonal birth control anyway. 

a3710788uu --- 5 years ago -

Im getting essure at the end of the month. My friend just had to have surgery because she got the implant and it was put in wrong, they had to fish it out of her arm and do it again.... 

blah blah blah --- 5 years ago -

What is the Essure procedure? 

Momma2Fur --- 5 years ago -

I had a friend get Essure a few months ago and she just raved about how quick and easy the procedure was. She felt it was the best option after she researched.

My husband had a vasectomy nearly 4 years ago, and to be honest I love it. Never having to worry about birth control or hormones again. I have enough to worry about without adding that in! 

accountnickname --- 5 years ago -

What is the Essure procedure? 

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. 

Champ --- 5 years ago -

Is it true that tri-care will only cover a vasectomy or a tubal? 

WickedOne --- 5 years ago -

I contacted TriWest a few weeks ago about Essure and was told it is a covered procedure. 

blah blah blah --- 5 years ago -

Is it true that tri-care will only cover a vasectomy or a tubal?

Yes both are covered by tricare you must take a class prior to ensure you want it done but they will cover it. 

Abra --- 5 years ago -

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. 

Champ --- 5 years ago -

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. 

LauraLee --- 5 years ago -

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. :) 

blah blah blah --- 5 years ago -

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.

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. 

amberinna --- 5 years ago -

After my nightmare experience. Id say let him do it. Its quick easy and he gets to go home same day. 

DoUntoOthers --- 5 years ago -

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. 

ooorah69P --- 5 years ago -

A vasectomy is so easy i don't know why a couple would opt for anything else, IMO.

I had mine done about 15 yrs ago, as was posted earlier an "in and out procedure". Tender for a few days and after the wait period, good to go. 

eidle --- 5 years ago -

Anyways, read all you can and talk to people like you are. Learn as much as you can before making the decision. Good Luck. 

Well said and advice.. :) and also i agree to all the statement u said above...:) 

accountnickname --- 5 years ago -

I do not believe in putting anything inside of me to prevent or terminate a pregnancy.

Well I am because another pregnancy could be life-threatening to me.

A vasectomy is so easy i don't know why a couple would opt for anything else, IMO.

Essure is considered even easier and less-invasive. My husband is unable to get the time off for a vasectomy anyway due to his job. 

accountnickname --- 5 years ago -

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!). 

Mom25 --- 5 years ago -

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. 

accountnickname --- 5 years ago -

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. 

BaylesObedience --- 5 years ago -

Any moms/ dads that had this surgery?
Did you like it?
How's the side effect


I couldnt get one done because of medical issues i was having after my third kid, but my husband gets his done on the 21st. Ill let you know how it goes :) 

kristin40 --- 5 years ago -

Husband was snipped almost 13 years ago and it was the best thing I ever made my husband do. 

SandJ5 --- 5 years ago -

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. 

LauraLee --- 5 years ago -

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. 

JAMS --- 5 years ago -

My husband had a vasectomy and I had a TL done. Both were covered by Tricare and neither required a class. 

Iggy --- 5 years ago -

My husband had a vas- & ten years later a reversal. He had no issues with either one.

I believe for the vasectomy he did need to take a cheesey class at the Naval Hosp. 

penny --- 5 years ago -

Vasectomy all the way for your husband! PMS is bad enough but shoot after a tubal is can be down right awful! 

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