Would you use sterilization as your sole birth control?

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Would you use sterilization as your sole birth control?

Zandrock Zandrock
Just curious. It actually has a failure rate of 1.2% over the span of 5 years. I was a little surprised it was this high. But I still think I would trust it. It would be much lower with both partners sterilized. But it is a little less safe for females to have done.
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Yes
34  (68%)
No
16  (32%)
Total votes: 50
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08/14/2012
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Chilipepper Chilipepper
Got it done, survived, good to go. And it also depends on the competency of the surgeon and the method of severing.

What about after five years?
08/14/2012
AmethystSmoke AmethystSmoke
My husband had a vasectomy several years ago so we wouldn't have to mess with birth control or worry about a late-in-life surprise pregnancy.
08/14/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
I would trust it, but I also assume that 10 years from now when we're ready for it it'll be a bit more effective.
08/14/2012
Beck Beck
I decided that it wasn't effective enough for myself to consider having surgery for. However, my hubby is going Friday for the referral to a Dr to do the vasectomy.
08/14/2012
Khanner Khanner
Might seem like a high rate, but when you take into account the failure rate of other contraceptive methods, sterilization is statistically lower than most other forms.

Check it out: Failure rate of oral contraceptives for one year is .1% in laboratory settings up to 5% in typical use.

And the failure rate for male condoms without spermicide is 3% when used perfectly to 14% in typical use.

In both forms of sterilization, the failure rate for one year is not even more than 1%. In other words, you're good.

I might as well get my tubes tied if I'm over 30 and safe from baby rabies, if I have the money.
08/14/2012
Terri69 Terri69
I wouldn't
08/14/2012
SilverMinxxx SilverMinxxx
I would.
08/14/2012
damnbul12 damnbul12
Yes I would
08/14/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
I would love to get a vasectomy.
08/14/2012
JennSenn JennSenn
I would trust it.
08/14/2012
solitudinarian solitudinarian
Not as the moment, as I think I'd like to have kids someday, but I'd consider it in the future.
08/15/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
I don't have any interest in doing it.
08/15/2012
hot lil momma hot lil momma
I wouldn't
08/15/2012
XYCopperheadSly XYCopperheadSly
I would SO LOVE to just magically be sterile, but tubal ligation is not something I'm up for right now (and not something a doctor would give me, most likely).
08/15/2012
Rawr4483 Rawr4483
I would probably trust it.
08/15/2012
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
Once I've had kids, I'd probably be content to use sterilization as my birth control.
08/17/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
Once my husband and I have kids, he might get a vasectomy.
08/17/2012
SkylarrStarr SkylarrStarr
Not gonna lie...kinda freaks me out to have something so permenant. I have and IUD and love it. No problems and no accidents for going on over 3 years. Depending on the brand, they are good for either 5 or 10. I have Mirena, which is good for 5. Added bonus with that one...pretty much no period...do still get moody, but I haven't bought tampons or pads in three years. Word! The copper IUD is a different story...lasts 10 years, but can give cramps and heavier periods.
08/17/2012
Rory Rory
I did! I made the appointment to get his vasectomy!!!
09/04/2012
Aishiteru Aishiteru
Yes, but I'd like to have one or two kids first.
11/18/2012
novanilla novanilla
I always saw that as the point of sterilization--to stop using all forms of contraception.
11/18/2012
chelly411 chelly411
never considered it but probably not.
02/24/2013
JoshJosh123 JoshJosh123
Probably not
02/27/2013
karenm karenm
Yes, down the road I'll probably consider it.
03/01/2013
Pastafariette Pastafariette
I don't think I would.
05/04/2013
Total posts: 26
Unique posters: 26