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#31 of 34 Old 03-19-2010, 05:14 PM
 
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Yeah, that's part of what is ticking me off about this whole thing. Why in the heck can't DH be the one thinking about having something surgically implanted up his penis? I hate condoms as much as he does, and I do understand not wanting to get a V since I'm on the fence about the tubal, but it is just so irritating that whatever we use has to be used on me
I agree!! It really sucks. Here's an article on male birth control:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3543478/

Looks like the technology is there...it's all about finding the money to fund it. The article is alright, though some parts kind of ticked me off.

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Yeah, that's part of what is ticking me off about this whole thing. Why in the heck can't DH be the one thinking about having something surgically implanted up his penis? I hate condoms as much as he does, and I do understand not wanting to get a V since I'm on the fence about the tubal, but it is just so irritating that whatever we use has to be used on me
EXACTLY!

And if I've had to get my vagina torn open to my asshole to birth his first child, and go through drug-free vaginal childbirth, isn't it his turn to get a little ouchie on his penis? I mean really.

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The logical part of my brain understands his hesitation though. I would feel very grateful though and like he was lovingly taking one for the team to protect himself and me from future pregnancies.


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With the last PG we were done and really thought that natural family planning was going to continue to work as permanent methods weren't something we wanted and I have tried and had problems with EVERY other method out there. But low and behold, here I am! So DH got the V in February. As soon as he found out we were pg, he scheduled to get in. As a warning to those relying on fertility signs, I had NO fertility signs before I got pg this last time. Yes, I was paying very close attention; we took no chances. It sounds lame and ignorant, but I really don't know how I got pg considering the lack of signs. However, prior to this pg I was having mid-cycle spotting and long or short cycles and other weirdness and combined with my age, perhaps I shouldn't have been relying on NFP.
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My dh will get the big V next spring. We had agreed on it before and my dad sealed he deal :-), ha ha.

My dad actually sat down with my husband and told him that as a man part of his duty was to ensure that we do not have more family than we can take care of, that after this will be my third delivery and years of pills/hormones so it is his turn to step up and make sure that I don't put my body thru anymore.

However, I did talk to my OB and I told her that if for some reason we end up with a c section to go ahead and go in there and tie my tubes and she put it on my chart after asking me "are you sure" about four times.
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