When Should I Consider Permanent Birth Control?

Published May 15, 2023 by

Do you often worry about getting pregnant again? Are you giving thought to not having any more children? Many women have these same feelings, and don’t want to continue taking birth control medications. Let’s get some answers concerning when to consider permanent birth control.

A Major Decisionbirth control options.

Considering permanent birth control is a major decision for women and for their partners. It is certainly not one to be made on a whim or during a stressful period of your life. It should only be made in consultation with a spouse and/or with an experienced gynecologist, who can help you look at all options and all other considerations about your life.

This major decision should be made after you have looked at all your options, and you have thought through all the pros and cons.

Your age, marital status, your health, mental state, and your family size are all important.

  • Do you currently have no children and do not want any in the future?
  • Is your spouse or partner in full agreement?
  • Is your family large enough?
  • Are you in a stable and happy relationship?

If you answered yes to all these questions, permanent birth control might be an option for you.

When to Wait

Are you going through a divorce and are you depressed? If you just had a child, your hormones could be out of whack. If you are young, this decision may be a premature one you could regret later in life.

There are countless reasons to hold off until you are in the right frame of mind before you decide on such a permanent decision.

What Are Your Options for Permanent Birth Control?

Sterilization is what we are talking about. You can choose to have your “tubes tied” called tubal ligation. It is performed by a board-certified gynecologist in a hospital or outpatient clinic, and it prevents an egg from traveling to the uterus and blocks sperm from entering the fallopian tube where fertilization normally happens.

You can also opt for tubal removal.

Making this life changing decision is significant.

Contact Downriver OBGYN at (734) 671-2110 if you are considering permanent birth control in the South Detroit area. We can help you look at options and walk through thoughtful answers to all your questions.