1:30 pm - 07/30/2017

Need A Dr to Perform a Tubal

I want to permanently remove any chance of having children either with a traditional tubal ligation or the Essure procedure. Problem is, every doctor I go to refuses saying I'm too young and because I'm single I could later change my mind.

While I understand their reasons for saying this, I'm kind of starting to get fed up. I am 30. Yes I am single, but my view won't change even if I were dating someone. Why would it? A child is a HUGE commitment, and while I do love children, I do not forsee having any of my own. It is just not something I want. Have had this opinion even when I was in long term realtionships.The idea just does not appeal to me.

Planned Parenthood does the Essure procedure, and I am currently actively looking to see the cost, etc, but honestly I prefer a regular tubal, but alas, I have to have a Drs approval for that.

Does anyone know of any Drs in Central Florida that will allow me to have the surgery? Or can anyone offer tips on how to convince my doctor that this is what I want?
ohh_kristina 30th-Jul-2017 05:49 pm (UTC)
I'm in Central FL also. I had a hysterectomy due to cysts, uterine inflammation, and uterine hyperplasia. It took 7 months and many, many hard conversations with a variety of doctors to get them to give me a hysterectomy. They all agreed that I needed it, but they all were EXTREMELY reluctant because of how young I was (27 at the time) and did not have children. I even had to bring my husband with me to an appointment to "prove" that he was okay with us not having natural children. Mind you, this was only 3 years ago. It wasn't until my issues were deemed "pre-cancer" that an oncologist scheduled my hysterectomy.

If a regular tubal is what you're after, you may have a fight on your hands. I was shocked at how difficult it was to have my procedure, and it was medically necessary. The doctors at Winnie Palmer in Orlando are who ultimately helped me the most. I would suggest giving them a call to see what resources/information they can provide about getting the results that you want.
nightchild01 31st-Jul-2017 02:51 am (UTC)
There might be someone on this list in your area. Good luck. I know it can be difficult to find a doctor willing to do a tubal on someone who doesn't have kids.

https://www.reddit.com/r/childfree/wiki/doctors
archangelbeth 31st-Jul-2017 04:46 am (UTC)
About all I can suggest is to keep pronouncing that you still don't want kids and asking them to add that to your file at each regular appointment. *sigh*

In the meantime, if your uterus can fit an IUD, those are good long-term contraceptives -- from the CDC's website (https://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/contraception/unintendedpregnancy/pdf/Contraceptive_methods_508.pdf), the efficacy rate is comparable to a tubal! (Slightly more effective for the hormonal ones, and slightly less effective for the copper ones.) It is possible that choosing a long-term contraceptive like that might help your case for getting a more permanent method done in a few years. (If you go the IUD route, the IUD-divas.livejournal.com community is another place I hang out, and I will totally forget your name and icon if you post there. *wry*)

My only other abilities are in trying a bit of Google, which got me
http://doctor.webmd.com/find-a-doctor/procedure/tubal-ligation/florida/winter-park/coventry-fl-employer-group-ppo
https://www.healthgrades.com/group-directory/fl-florida/wauchula/central-florida-healthcare-oojxch5
http://www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/womens-health/family-planning/fp-whatsrightforme.html (scroll down for Sterilization entry)

Good luck!
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