(Closed) Why can’t I have control of my fertility!!!!

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 32
5667 posts
Bee Keeper

@Mrs.ChubbyBunny: Keep us updated! I really hope you find an honest doctor. 🙁

Post # 33
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Mrs.ChubbyBunny: I’m 26 and had an IUD for 5 years.  I’ve never had children or been pregnant.  My doctor had no problem putting it in when I asked for it and went over everything with me.  If an IUD is ever an option for you (AKA your state stops lying to you) don’t let people and their “horror” stories deter you.  It’s a VERY small percentage of women that ever have an issue with rupture or misplacement.  I recently had mine taken out only because we want to have children right after we’re married.

Post # 35
7371 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Good for you! More people need to take control of their healthcare and not always rely on doctors.

Post # 36
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

My crack addict niece had an IUD since she was 16(she’s been an addict since she was about 15 .. another post for another time) she hadn’t had any kids before then and only had the two she has now, that my family gets to take care of, when they took the IUD out.

Dr. told my older SIL they couldn’t tye her tubes after her last baby (she was 24) in case she came back at some other time wanting more…

Post # 37
2425 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Aure: I am also under 25 without kids and I have had doctors try to push Mirena to stop my menstrual issues. I decided against it for me because I do want kids SOME day, and I just don’t want to risk anything. Though my doc said apparently IUD’s are one of the major forms of BC in Europe, even over the pill.

But I have another friend who got Mirena at 23, and a friend who got a copper IUD when we were 22. So definitely talk to other doctors, that sounds like they have personal policies about IUD’s, not legal ones.

Post # 38
151 posts
Blushing bee

It is most definitely not illegal to perform TLs on women under 25.  I had mine when I was 23; I think a large portion just depends on the individual doctor and what kind of ‘risk’ they are willing to take on you.

I had seen my doctor for 10 years and had been bringing up TLs from the age of 19.  We also have similar views on human overpopulation and how great adoption is, so that very likely helped my cause.  She also knew my issues with hormonal birth control, I was in a monogamous relationship (not that that should matter…), and that I wasn’t open to the idea of an IUD.

Long story short, sometimes you just have to get lucky.  If anyone in this thread is interested and willing to make a trip to the Midwest, PM me and I’ll give you my doc’s contact information.

Post # 39
3798 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Mrs.ChubbyBunny: I have an implanon in my upper left arm, it was painless to have inserted, I did not gain weight from it, and my period stayed pretty regular. It has been there for over 2 years, I get it out this coming May. It lasts for 3 years. I can either have it taken out and have a new one inserted in the same spot on the same day, or I can not have another one, my choice. If they reinsert one, I am immediately protected. The day after they take it out, I can get pregnant if I want. I probably won’t be getting another one since within the next three years we may be trying for a baby, but I have to say it has been awesome having one. You can always PM me for more information. I am the world’s biggest wuss, and if I can get this thing inserted, you can too!

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