Taking The Big Leap -- I'm Getting Sterilized!

For the past year I've been considering permanent birth control.  My default choice was tubal ligation but I'm not incredibly keen on having surgery, seeing how the only surgery I've ever had was eye surgery when I was a year old.  I found out about the Essure procedure last year and have been looking at it as a possible option, and after a lot of research, I've decided to have that done.  I verified with our insurance company at work that it is, in fact, covered, and I made an appointment at a w ...more

Why the Roadblocks to Sterilization?

In addition to the recent talk about sterilization and regret, an article in this month's edition of Vogue takes a very good angle on the topic of sterilization. The title of the article is: "Q: Just how hard can it be to avoid getting pregnant?...more

On Sterilization & Future Regret

A recent Slate article by Bryan Lowder, titled "Sterilize Me, Please: Why Is It So Difficult For Women to Get Their Tied?" gets at one of the most frustrating experiences for many childfree women who want to choose permanent birth control....more
My only thought  is that although 7% is a small percentage, these are actual people who are ...more

Options for Non-Surgical Permanent Birth Control

When it comes to considering permanent birth control, the conversation usually goes to tubal ligation. However, there are two non-surgical options that are worth considering: Essure and Adiana....more