I had gastric bypass surgery and now I am more fertile.So what is the best birth control method?(including permanent)

Hi Imkchj, You have several

Hi Imkchj,

You have several options for birth control. If you truly want a permanent method of birth control then a tubal ligation would be your best option. If you change your mind in the future you can have the procedure reversed although, it does not always work (the reversal.)

Your other options for birth control include the pill, IUD, Mirena, Depo shot any and all of these options are 99% effective for preventing pregnancy. Nothing is 100% fool proof including a tubal ligation but the 1% risk is not much to worry about.

All birth control methods come with side effects (not everyone but some women.) Your best bet is to speak to your OB/GYN doctor about your options, side effects and get all the information so you can make an informed decision for yourself.

Best of luck!

Thank you. Unfortunatly my

Thank you. Unfortunatly my obgyn will not do a tubal because I just had a major laporascopic surgery and cannot have another one so soon. I also cannot use anything with hormones or that messes with my intestinal system right now so my options are slim.If you have any other suggestions please let me know. I was wondering about a vasectomy for my husband.Which is better?

Hi Imkchj, I didn't realize

Hi Imkchj,

I didn't realize your surgery was real recent and I agree opening you up again so soon is not a good idea. If your husband agrees to a vasectomy then that would take care of the need for birth control. Vasectomies are also reversible so, if you should change your minds in the future...

You also have the option of a copper IUD it does not contain any hormones and is inserted in the doctors office. They usually last for 10 years then need to be replaced.

Both options are good ones the vasectomy is more permanent.


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