You should only have a vasectomy or tubal ligation operation performed if you do not plan on having any children biologically in the future. You will still be able to adopt.
You need to consider as many possible futures as you can. Would a life-changing even make you want to have children? Would divorce, marriage, or remarriage make you change your mind? Would you want to have another child if your child died?
If you are at risk for sexually transmitted diseases or infections, remember that you will have to use condoms for protection even if you have a vasectomy or tubal ligation. (Learn how to put on a condom)
This operation is something that you have to do for you. If you feel pressured by someone else, then you should not be going for a vasectomy or tubal ligation. However, you should discuss your birth control options with your partner, and seek an agreement. Remember, the decision about surgery for your body is ultimately yours.
Choosing a permanent method of birth control will not help you solve short term problems. If you are having marital difficulties, or short-term physical or mental illness, then these operations will not help you. When you are dealing with a crisis, use other birth control to get you through the tough spots.
It is not wise to get a vasectomy and freeze sperm “in case you change your mind.” Freezing sperm doesn’t always work. If you think you might change your mind, you should not be going through surgery for permanent birth control.
You should consider all other methods of birth control before you take on this life-altering choice. If you learn from this article, might as well read how to choose a birth control method to learn more.
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