need information about getting a vasectomy done in canada....

Trish - posted on 08/09/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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i am pregnant with my second child an dmy doctors advised me that i will be unable to become pregnant again without risking my life. so me and my husband have decided to get fixed, unfortunetly my doctors won't do the procedure to me. So the only other decision if for my husband to do it. I was wondering if anyone know the basic information, general cost, types of tests done, is it reversable and so on.

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Tara - posted on 08/09/2009

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I would definitely keep looking for a doctor that will do a tubal for you. I would still have your husband have the vasectomy, but if your doctors are stating that another child is putting your life at risk, then there is no valid reason for them not to perform the tubal for you - you've had 2 children, are 24, and have a valid medical reason to have it done. A lot of doctors in Canada will only perform a tubal ligation if you are over 25, have had more than one child, or have a medical reason to have it done - since you are 2 out of 3 for their reasoning, and have been told that it would be dangerous for you to have another child, there is absolutely no valid reason for them to refuse to perform one for you.

Candice - posted on 08/09/2009

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man that makes me crazy. i had one child, and got my tubes tied within 3 months. i told the doctor and the obstetrician that if i wanted more kids i was willing to adopt. neither one had an issue. of course, i was 33 at the time, but it was my first child and a pretty quick decision. they got me in on a cancellation, and 4 months after my daughter was born i was tied. retarded that you are told you could DIE and they refuse to do it. UGH!

Krista - posted on 08/09/2009

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Here's the thing about vasectomies.....they aren't 100%. If having a child is REALLY a danger to your life, then your doctors are nuts to not allow it and you REALLY REALLY REALLY should find one that will.

Trish - posted on 08/09/2009

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they say it's because i'm too young (by young they mean 24) and that i don't have more then 4 kids. I thought it was wierd that they told me all this and then i was like okay, i'll get fixed right after i have my c-section and both of my doctors said they would not preform the operation and that if i wanted i could look for another doctor but i haven't been able to find one willing to do so

Krista - posted on 08/09/2009

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Quoting Trish:

i live in ontario, to be more specific kitchener waterloo region


This place is in Peterborough...a little far, but worth a look.



 



http://www.gentlevasectomy.com/



 



And here is a link to the only doctor that does vasectomies in your area (or at least that is registered on this site):



http://www.vasectomymedical.com/vasectom...



 



Now, I just looked and it seems that for a normal vasectomy, you have to pay 40 dollars of which OHIP does not cover.  You can either do it in the doctor's office or in the hospital.  OHIP covers a non-private room.



 

Krista - posted on 08/09/2009

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I'm pretty sure the normal one is covered by OHIP, but there's a new procedure in which they don't use needs or knives. It's the gentle procedure, which generally costs about $150 and you get everything you need for the recovery. Where abouts in Canada do you live?

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