Permanent sterilization options (Essure vs. tubal vs. other)
I know there have been threads on this in previous OT days, but of course they appear to be gone now...
I am 39 years old, married, never ever ever ever want kids. Ever. Have been on hormonal BC for over half my life, but hate taking hormones and think it's probably a big part if why I feel like crap all the time. I'm seriously considering a permanent sterilization procedure. Had a doctor try to talk me into Essure a few years ago and I am wary of it for a number of reasons...feel like I would be more comfortable (maybe not literally, LOL) with a tubal ligation. Doctor suggested that my husband have a vasectomy, which he is willing to do, but I am paranoid enough and have heard enough stories of failed vasectomies that I would probably still want the tubal :D
I know there are plenty of posters here with experience in this. What did you have, and why did you choose it? What was the recovery time like? I am a veterinarian, fortunately in small animal (so much less physically demanding than large) and can't take a lot of time off to recover.
Thanks for your input. I found a new OB-GYN practice nearby that I'm planning to check out, but in the meantime I can always count on COTH as a wealth of information. I just want to get off these damn pills :(