(Closed) Non hormonal birth control, or sterilization.

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

What about a copper IUD?

Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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SandyBee23:  Unfortunately you will probably have a hard time finding a doctor who will sterilize you so young, especially without any children. Your husband might have better luck because it’s an easier surgery, easier to reverse down the line, and due to sexist ideas of “womanhood” it’s easier to believe a man who says “I want to have sex but will never want children” than a woman who says the same thing. My advice is plan to visit a lot of doctors until you find one who will do it, because it definitely sounds like the best option for you guys.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

Copper IUD is non-hormonal and is a GREAT option for a lot of women. Aside from that, if you shop around long enough you should be able to find a doctor who will give you Essure – I’ve never had kids, don’t want kids, and am getting mine in March! 🙂

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

A friend of mine has NEXPLANON and loves it, but it is hormonal (progestin) . It’s an implant in her arm that is supposedly good for three years, but can be removed at any time. I will look at the same thing post children, since I’m prone to infections… I’m weary on the IUD. 

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Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I have Nexplanon and I highly recommend it! I had similar issues to you and tried just about everything!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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SandyBee23:  If you run out of other options, keep it on the back burner. I know that I can’t take most pills (minus the BC “mini pill”) because its a mixture of estrogen and the progestin, and the estrogen, even at low dosages, is an issue for me, so maybe, just maybe, its the same for you. Plus now I really can’t have estrogen for other reasons, and my doctor recommended the “progestin only” options. Plus it’s a good amount of years for a “one hit” while you wait for a more permanent option 🙂

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

I would keep asking Docs. I find it insane that they won’t do a procedure on someone simply because they are young! (But also legally an adult able to give their own informed consent). Tubals are theoretically reversable so maybe they would be more likely to do that? 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: County courthouse

I agree with other posters. The copper iud is hormone free. But I you have a nickel allergy…steer clear. It copper coated nickel and caused serious bleeding non stop for four months for me. The dr failed to mention it has nickel in it. My husband got a vasectomy last yr. While most men are up and walking with minimal pain the same day…my husband was in crippling pain for a month. His testicles swelled up to the size of a melon and were black. A small percentage of men have adverse reactions to the procedure. And some men have chronic pain for the test of there lives. Do some serious digging before the procedure. Also..if you have a nickel allergy..you can’t get essure or your tubes tied.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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SandyBee23:  I would look into the copper IUD (Paraguard). I’ve had one for 4 yrs now, they are good for up to 10-12 yrs now. I switched to it because I was also getting tired of the hormones in standard bc for 10 yrs. My body did take alot longer to adjust to it than hormonal bc, 3-6 months about, but my doctor warned me about that before hand. Not sure what the severe conditions you mentioned in your post are about, but just a warning the Paraguard will make your periods heavier & more painful while your body is adjusting to it, but once you adjust it will usually go back to regular… 

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I was also going to suggest the copper IUD. Though that can sometimes make periods even heavier, so I don’t know if that would be an issue for you. If you’re going for sterilization, I’d definitely recommend your husband do a vasectomy, as it’s a much easier/safer procedure and it will likely be easier for him to find someone that will do it. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

We are in the same boat I do not do well on hormonal BC and we are not planning on having children. We are in the process of him getting referred to have a vasectomy. Seems like the best option for us and most permenant. We are 28 and 33 so hopefully the doctor will give us the go ahead.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Truthfully, in your situation, I think you should find a doctor who will tie your tubes.  I know that it will be tough to convince them, but I think for you, it’s the right option.

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Have you found out why you had mentstrual problems when you first started?  I’m just worried you will go off the hormones and have some issues crop up that haven’t been figured out yet.

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