Once you enter into a relationship, it is inevitable that at some time or another, you will have a discussion about birth control. Early on in the relationship, it may be more casual as you just want to make sure you are protected in the short term. But eventually, it will become a mutual discussion about whether or not you want children, or any more children if you already have some. Then, more options, perhaps longer-term options, might be discussed with a plan for the future. There are many types of birth control, some effective for one-time only, while others are effective for a lifetime. Obviously, one-time only products are much cheaper and so in the shorter term may be what people turn to. But once you start making long term plans as a couple, longer term solutions are what people are looking for. But these options, understandably, come with a higher price tag. So what options are best? And if I want a permanent solution, how much would tubal ligation or a vasectomy cost?
Options, options, options
There is lots of choice out there and each person may decide differently. In recent years, many have decided that they would like children in the future but they want to pursue a career and their own interests first and so they may choose a pill or an injection, for example. So long as they are regularly maintained, these can be effective for many. But for others, they have no desire to ever have children. Still others already have their very own football team going on and so don’t want to add to the brood. Others may want to have more children but don’t feel like it is an option they can ever have due to the financial responsibilities that come with children (they’re expensive right?). For any of these reasons, or maybe other reasons personal to some people, they may want a permanent solution to the birth control issue. This is when people look into tubal ligation or a vasectomy.
How much would a permanent solution cost?
I can’t answer that with an exact figure because different clinics in different places have very different rates. They can range from the hundreds to the thousands. So, one thing I would definitely say is do your research. Cost is obviously an important factor, but so is a successful procedure. You want to get the balance, but this is lifelong, so you want it to be done by someone experienced and reputable first and foremost. Take your time making a decision but be sure to put safety and experience ahead of a good deal.