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(Techcitement)   The best birth control in the world is: a) those army issued eyeglasses. b) seeing her mother. c) Once-a-decade injection in your scrotum   (techcitement.com) divider line 17
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2013-01-16 01:44:31 PM  
4 votes:

dj_spanmaster: I'd rather go with the solution covered in Wired: RISUG. One time surgery, but reversible anytime, unlike this one.



Do you know how I know you didn't read the article?

/hint: its the same procedure you're linking
//http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reversible_inhibition_of_sperm_under_g u idance
2013-01-16 02:27:25 PM  
3 votes:

WickerNipple: I'm sure there are plenty of men who'd rather their women use serial abortions as birth control than even consider such a harmless thing.


Given that hormones are the number one choice for semi-permanent birth control and can seriously f*ck with a woman's body, and that a secondary option is JAMMING A COPPER DEVICE IN YOUR CERVIX, I personally say "Boohoo to all you men who wouldn't consider it.  You're goddamned pansies."
2013-01-16 01:46:14 PM  
2 votes:
The best birth control most farkers have is their personalities and hygiene habits.
2013-01-18 11:25:34 AM  
1 votes:

dj_spanmaster: I'd rather go with the solution covered in Wired: RISUG. One time surgery, but reversible anytime, unlike this one.


God if we did a government program to do this for free (with a free reversal later, stipend or tax break for every year you don't) on all 9th grade boys, teen pregnancy would drop significantly.
2013-01-17 02:21:20 AM  
1 votes:

Wretschko: I myself was the ultimate conceited asshole in my early 20s. Me me me. Having a kid changed my world view and made me "grow up." But that's just MY personal experience.


I do not recommend people have kids so that it will help them grow up. You should have kids because you already are grown up.
2013-01-16 10:15:01 PM  
1 votes:

Dr Dreidel: I am unsure about wanting kids, and unsure about getting the snip. Just wondering, as the Future Ex Mrs Dreidel* DEFINITELY does not want kids and is not likely to go on The Pill.


I'd say the one who's sure is the one who should volunteer to get cut.
2013-01-16 07:12:22 PM  
1 votes:

PrivateCaboose: WickerNipple: I'm sure there are plenty of men who'd rather their women use serial abortions as birth control than even consider such a harmless thing.

Given that hormones are the number one choice for semi-permanent birth control and can seriously f*ck with a woman's body, and that a secondary option is JAMMING A COPPER DEVICE IN YOUR CERVIX, I personally say "Boohoo to all you men who wouldn't consider it.  You're goddamned pansies."


That's pretty much what I was thinking myself.

Any man that balks at this procedure, compared to the alternative forms of contraceptive (with the except of the condom), is literally a farking pussy.

/Literal and ironic
//For certain definitions of pussy
///Also pretty misogynistic under that definition
2013-01-16 05:37:50 PM  
1 votes:

UnrepentantApostate: The husband and I are considering a vasectomy, as we have absolutely no interest in children. However, we're still working out way through grad school and that just might (slim chance) change ten years or less down the road. The reversal stats on a vasectomy don't look awful until it's been five or so years since the procedure.

Something like this would be great, if it works as advertised. As a (soon to be) polymer scientist, the concept looks pretty good. Styrene maleic anhydride is an almost perfectly alternating copolymer of styrene and maleic anhydride. It's nicely soluble in basic solutions (like the sodium bicarbonate solution they would use to remove the gel), but is otherwise very chemically and thermally stable. The DMSO is just a solvent that lets the gel get into position, then your body can excrete it.

It would be so nice not to be on the pill, or have plastic or metal in my uterus, or have inpatient surgery to get the tubes tied. Something like this would be so very much easier. I'll be keeping an eye on this.


just let him fark your ass and mouth only

duh.
2013-01-16 05:32:48 PM  
1 votes:

poconojoe: Considering getting snipped myself (my wife and I are both 40 with a 6 month old daughter at home). we dated for 12 years, and on our wedding night we decided to go without any precautions for the first time ever, and - well, it was one and done. fortunately - my wife had a healthy pregnancy, but at our age we don't know if we want to go through that again (and as much as I would like to have a son - no matter what i do, we would have another girl. that's just the way my life works).

I went to my doctor for a routine checkup after our daughter was born and asked if they would make an appointment for a consultation. the doctor's staff member didn't come right out and say it, but I could tell this was against her moral beliefs and she had no interest in helping me (she sneered at me "do you know it's state law that you have to bring your wife with you to the consultation, right?"). she essentially refused to call unless I checked with my insurance company first to see if they would pay for it. i let it go because i wanted to wait a few months anyway before having it done, but i should probably make the phone call myself here soon.

/need to find a new doctor too


That nurse is a lying biatch, and I'd file an official complaint on her if I were you. It is NOT state law ANYWHERE in the US to require spousal permission for voluntary sterility. Can you imagine the uproar if some state required husbands to give their wives permission to get a tubal? Oh hell no! Your body, your choice. In fact, when I had a V in CA, Kaiser Permenente informed me over and over again that no spouse has any legal say in any voluntary sterilization procedures, regardless of gender.

That being said, your doc might be a dick and make your wife sign something to cover his ass, but it's a choice he's made; it's not the law.
2013-01-16 05:11:37 PM  
1 votes:
This should be mandatory for all 12 year old boys.
2013-01-16 02:36:21 PM  
1 votes:

Dr Dreidel: DarthBart: meat0918: The snip is one of the best things I ever did.

//TMI, I know.

This.

I called in sick on a Friday morning, had the snip done (via the no-scalpel method), held down the couch Saturday and part of Sunday, went back to work Monday. I think I took one Aleve because of the general tenderness. That was 8 years ago.

1. Does insurance cover it? What about for single people?
2. How bad is the "general tenderness"? When I sprained my knee, I was confined to a recliner for 3 days, only walking to the bathroom (which the doc said I shouldn't do, but I didn't have a cane handy), but it didn't hurt much when I was sitting still. Will my boys be achy - and if so, more or less so than after a, shall we say, "spirited weekend with the ladyfriend"?
3. How reversible/effective is it? I know vasectomies these days mostly are reversible, and that most of their partners don't end up pregnant (0% of men with vasectomies reported being pregnant after the procedure, too), but are we talking a The-Pill-esque 99+% effective?
4. How long would I be out of commission? Just those 2-3 days, or is there a "no farking until month 4" rule that no one talks about?

// remembering an ex's IUD's getting-to-know-you period, is there any hormonal imbalance to be expected?
// I'd guess not, since you're not farking with anything endocrine, production-wise


Feminist groups in the US have been lobbying to keep male birth control (pills/shots) off of the market in the US. I am dead serious. Evidently it oppresses woman for men to have the same reproductive options/rights as women.
2013-01-16 02:34:10 PM  
1 votes:
The husband and I are considering a vasectomy, as we have absolutely no interest in children. However, we're still working out way through grad school and that just might (slim chance) change ten years or less down the road. The reversal stats on a vasectomy don't look awful until it's been five or so years since the procedure.

Something like this would be great, if it works as advertised. As a (soon to be) polymer scientist, the concept looks pretty good. Styrene maleic anhydride is an almost perfectly alternating copolymer of styrene and maleic anhydride. It's nicely soluble in basic solutions (like the sodium bicarbonate solution they would use to remove the gel), but is otherwise very chemically and thermally stable. The DMSO is just a solvent that lets the gel get into position, then your body can excrete it.

It would be so nice not to be on the pill, or have plastic or metal in my uterus, or have inpatient surgery to get the tubes tied. Something like this would be so very much easier. I'll be keeping an eye on this.
2013-01-16 02:32:11 PM  
1 votes:
The Farkers in this thread who are saying NOPE are very likely the same Farkers who show up in child support threads to bash the woman.
2013-01-16 02:19:42 PM  
1 votes:
I'm sure there are plenty of men who'd rather their women use serial abortions as birth control than even consider such a harmless thing.
2013-01-16 02:02:43 PM  
1 votes:

RoxtarRyan: Ya know, cool that birth control options are available for men, too, but why can't we get something like a pill or a patch?

While this seems safer than getting snipped, I dunno.... I'd have to be knocked unconscious for this procedure. There is no way I'd be able to be awake and have someone do this, and not have assault charges filed against me.


We can't have that because we suck at remembering to take pills or use a patch.
2013-01-16 01:38:57 PM  
1 votes:
I'd rather go with the solution covered in Wired: RISUG. One time surgery, but reversible anytime, unlike this one.
2013-01-16 12:26:37 PM  
1 votes:
takes ten years for the pain to subside.
 
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