(Closed) Getting “Snipped”?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would just talk to a doctor about it.  It’s easier and less invasive for them to reverse a vasectomy so they might be more willing to do it on a younger person.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

You shouldn’t have a problem finding a doctor to do it, especially with him being over 30.  I had the Essure procedure (permanent, non-surgical sterilization) at age 26 despite never having kids, and while the doctor wasn’t thrilled about doing it, he respected my wishes to remain childfree.  Good luck!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

From what I’ve heard, men can get sterilized much easier than women. I don’t think he will have a problem with it, especially since he is in his 30s.

Post # 7
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458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

He should be fine, from what I know of the procedure. Both of my uncles had it done in their thirties.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I *strongly* recommend Essure.  It was quick and painless (done in a doctor’s office), and I love that they do a follow-up procedure three months later to confirm that your tubes are completely blocked.  Also, it has been shown to have a lower failure rate than vasectomy or traditional tubal ligation. LOVE IT!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

No pain whatsoever.  I do hula hooping for exercise, and I did my regular exercise regimen the same night of the procedure, so no recovery time for me.  I took two over the counter pain relievers because it was recommended, but that was it.  The procedure itself probably took 10 minutes, but I was in the doctor’s office for about an hour for the pre-procedure stuff (i.e., they give you a valium to help relax you and a local anesthetic injection.  Some give doctors give you IV sedation, but I didn’t want that…I’m terrified of needles!). You do have bleeding for a few days afterward, but it’s a small price to pay. 

If your insurance covers voluntary sterilization (e.g., vasectomy or tubal ligation), it should cover Essure.  Mine did.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MrsJKH2be: Darn! I think vasectomies aren’t too bad ($1,000 range) but that stinks they will not cover it.  I know my FI’s did (he was only 26).  

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