April 7, 2009

A Vasectomy for Women

At last!
Do not want to spend my hard earned cash on diapers.

The male birth control pill is still a few years away, but it seems researchers and doctors have found a procedure for women that is comparable to a vasectomy. It's called Adiana, and it's a form of permanent, hormone-less birth control for women.
"...Adiana is a minimally-invasive, non-incisional alternative. This procedure uses hysteroscopy, generally requires only local anesthesia, and can be performed in a physician's office. Patients are typically able to return to work or resume their everyday activities within a day." From Medical News Today
The procedure takes about 15 minutes, doesn't require any knife cuts, doesn't mess with hormones, and is currently estimated to be 98.9% effective.
It's not foolproof yet, though. Something like 11 pregnancies out of 600 patients in the first year. Since it was only approved in 2007 I'll wait to see how it improves. Maybe that could be a nice 30th birthday present to myself! I'm endlessly annoyed at doctors who refuse to sterilize a woman under the age of 40 because he's convinced she'll want kids as soon as she can't have them and sue. Is it that hard to get a lawyer to write up a fire proof contract for women to sign promising to not sue if they do want kids later? Is it that hard for the women who do change their minds to just adopt?


  1. The doctors told my Mom, who has two kids, that they did not want to do a hysterectomy just in case she found someone else and wanted more kids. SHE HAD CANCER. She wanted it gone, but they did not want to. There were a couple other medical reasons as well, but they specifically told her what I just said in addition.

  2. ...wtf... that's all sorts of messed up.