Getting the snip: Should it be me or my partner?

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Getting the snip: Should it be me or my partner?

Post by pdanet » Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:57 am

This maybe a little personal but we are done having kids and are considering Sterilization.

The Q is: Should it be me or my spouse?

Looks like male sterilization is inexpensive and procedure is simpler but female sterilization maybe fully covered by insurance and it's fairly simpler but slightly at a higher risk for complications.

I haven't looked thro' the insurance cost to see which is cost effective but I'd like to hear out from couples on BH to see what choices you made and why?

Note: I understand we can take other safe birth control methods but we've decided permanent birth control is best and Q is who should it be?

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Re: Getting the snip: Should it be me or my partner?

Post by Rupert » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:04 pm

In before the lock. You're asking for medical advice, which is not allowed on this forum.

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Re: Getting the snip: Should it be me or my partner?

Post by supersecretname » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:11 pm

much much simpler for the guy.

i got it and it wasn't bad at all. Insurance should cover most if not all.

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Re: Getting the snip: Should it be me or my partner?

Post by hlfo718 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:18 pm

Mine was covered as well but was a bit painful. Wouldn't want to do it again though.

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Re: Getting the snip: Should it be me or my partner?

Post by Jimbo9911 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:31 pm

I was the one and being male was willing (studly eh?).
Much less medial risk than my wife having it I was told, it but that was in 1986.
I experienced no problems during or after the procedure.

Edit: I will add that I paid myself when I had it done to the tune of approximately $300.00.
And yes, he was a licensed Urologist.
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Re: Getting the snip: Should it be me or my partner?

Post by Sandtrap » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:42 pm

This is a 1/99 allocation decision for risk and value as well as long term vs short term recovery from a black swan event.
I would strategize to be the least invasive to the portfolio as possible to accomplish the same outcome.

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Re: Getting the snip: Should it be me or my partner?

Post by Mako » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:44 pm

You should really check your insurance if that is an important consideration. Mine covers either fully with no deductible. Probably cheaper for them than paying for a pregnancy and birth.

I won't comment on the medical aspects.

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Re: Getting the snip: Should it be me or my partner?

Post by TRC » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:50 pm

Happy wife, happy life.

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Re: Getting the snip: Should it be me or my partner?

Post by sunny_socal » Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:04 pm

IBTL!

Between man/woman, I would vote man. It's cheap, quick and easy. Leave work early on a Friday, have it done, have your partner drive you home, be back at work on Monday.
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Re: Getting the snip: Should it be me or my partner?

Post by cjking » Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:06 pm

I read on another forum that there is a 1 in 10 probability of life-long pain for man. I'm sure that can't be right, otherwise no-one would do it, but I would find out what the correct statistic says.

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Re: Getting the snip: Should it be me or my partner?

Post by Ron » Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:46 pm

Give the question enough time and it will solve itself :mrgreen: ...

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Re: Getting the snip: Should it be me or my partner?

Post by TCP » Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:49 pm

An IUD is actually more effective and less invasive than either procedure you are considering. It should be covered by your insurance and can be inserted in the office of your OB/Gyn. They are good for 5-10 years but can be removed sooner. A vasectomy requires moderate to no sedation, while a tubal ligation requires either a general anesthetic (tube in throat) or a spinal block (needle in back). I am an anesthesiologist, but consult with your OB/Gyn and/or Urologist to get accurate information on potential complications of any procedures you are considering.

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Re: Getting the snip: Should it be me or my partner?

Post by HomerJ » Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:52 pm

sunny_socal wrote:IBTL!

Between man/woman, I would vote man. It's cheap, quick and easy. Leave work early on a Friday, have it done, have your partner drive you home, be back at work on Monday.
And you get a ton of sympathy all weekend long. :)

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Re: Getting the snip: Should it be me or my partner?

Post by prudent » Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:01 pm

Topic is locked (medical advice).

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