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A statement of our times [Dec. 6th, 2007|05:25 am]
Fall comes early this year
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Although I am probably the least sexually active person you know, I've been seriously thinking about getting a vasectomy in case this changes at some point.
I pretty much never want to have kids, it seems I would not qualify to make donations for cash at pretty much any sperm bank, and I think that guys in general should take more responsibility for birth control.
Does anyone have any experience with this?
or know how much it might cost?
or if it be a better thing to do after relocating?

I understand there's a no-scalpel method too!
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[User Picture]From: putemupdistro
2007-12-06 03:43 pm (UTC)
its a really simple procedure...and i agree that men need to take more of the birth control responsability...especiallysince most men complain when theyhave to use a condom...its all on the woman, and all up to us to destroy our bodies and put our hearts at risk.....its way cheaper and way more safe for a man to do it too...its like a couple hundred bucks to get it done,i back up your choice 1000000000percent
<3
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[User Picture]From: alloutofspite
2007-12-07 07:51 am (UTC)
Guys complaining about using condoms is the stupidest thing ever, for exactly the reasons you list. Oh boo hoo, you're about to do it and god forbid YOU have to make some small sacrifice that you don't even need a prescription or appointment for, and can get for free in a lot of cases. It doesn't even feel that much different to me, personally.

I guess a male birth control pill is in the works (yay animal testing), I'm interested to see how the public responds.

I miss you.
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[User Picture]From: vegananarchopie
2007-12-06 03:46 pm (UTC)
my partner and i may get a vasectomy/tubes tied in the next year or two. it's a good idea.
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[User Picture]From: auraxcore
2007-12-06 03:56 pm (UTC)
i had a conversation about this with the dudes from network of terror when they played here last summer, when we're in north carolina you might want to talk to them about it. if i remember correctly 3/4ths of them had vasectomies and all had really positive experiences/things to say about it.
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[User Picture]From: putemupdistro
2007-12-07 05:17 am (UTC)
those dudes were cool as hell...i wish i would have gotten their contacts when they stayed with us! too bad they broke up :(
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[User Picture]From: auraxcore
2007-12-07 03:58 pm (UTC)
yea, they're all super amazing! people i definitely wish i didn't live half a country away from.
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[User Picture]From: fists_up_for_oi
2007-12-06 07:05 pm (UTC)
wedge has one, i think its very inexpensive aswell
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[User Picture]From: alloutofspite
2007-12-07 07:52 am (UTC)
They tied his balls together, what's inside's not alive!
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-12-07 12:02 am (UTC)

I had it done several months ago

At age 23. It was the no-scalpel procedure, and I definitely recommend that if you can get it; it is very common now and recovery is very fast and easy.

I recommend you get it sooner rather than later. You'll have to schedule a consultation before the procedure. Getting it done while not active is actually not a bad idea, not for any medical reason but just because it's usually more conveninent that way.

Cost totally depends on where you are and whether you are insured (most plans cover it). I paid only $40 out of pocket, but you may have to pay anywhere from a couple hundred bucks to well over a thousand if you're doing it out of pocket. If you have a cash problem some clinics are cheaper.

However, I do recommend you get the no-scalpel procedure if possible and just go with the local anaestthetic, no sedatives, unless you are really panicky or squeamish. The less in the way of drugs you take the easier it is. I took a total of just two Tylenol afterwards. Your mileage may vary.
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[User Picture]From: alloutofspite
2007-12-07 08:01 am (UTC)

Re: I had it done several months ago

Thanks for the info. The no-scalpal method definitely seems preferable and worth a bit more in cost if that's the case.
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[User Picture]From: redryedays
2007-12-07 02:39 am (UTC)
I know some people that have had it done if you would like me to get your their information. Check with your insurance they might pay for it. Mine paid for my tubaligation but only because of the physician who did it and the reason he agreed to do it. I wish it was as easy for a woman to get her tubes tied as it is for a man to get a vasectomy.
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[User Picture]From: absurdsluttery
2007-12-07 04:29 am (UTC)
100 or less sliding scale at planned parenthood in towson, talk to me about this in person.
xo
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[User Picture]From: bradsaw
2007-12-07 04:34 am (UTC)
I know a few dudes who got it done at Planned Parenthood in the Bay and it was free. I'm probably going to be getting one pretty soon as well.
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[User Picture]From: alloutofspite
2007-12-07 07:42 am (UTC)
I figured of all places for it to be free, it'd be in the birthplace of free love.
If we both get it and we're at a show where a band covers "Operation," we can sing along and we'll be telling the truth!
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[User Picture]From: suck3rpunch
2007-12-07 10:38 pm (UTC)
hey, i'm cortnee. remember me? i lived in the house with heather and sock in michigan. i added you!
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[User Picture]From: alloutofspite
2007-12-08 01:56 am (UTC)
Hey! I'll add you back.
Where are you living now?
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[User Picture]From: suck3rpunch
2007-12-08 04:19 am (UTC)
temporarily moved back in with my parents to save money! lame, right?
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