By Anonymous - 20/03/2016 02:05 - United States
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Haha some methods are and some are not! The Implanon is a couple hundred dollars. The pill can range from $30-$90. Insurance can pay for some or all, but it depends. From what it sounds like, OP must have had an IUD or the arm implant. Those are definitely not cheap.
It is madness, but my parents' insurance is through a Catholic hospital system, and they don't cover any birth control, and I wanted something easier and more effective than the pill. So being $1000 out sucks, but at least I won't have any accidental pregnancies.
Let him know that there's always the option of having no sex in general. It's your body! If you want to take a break from it, you should. Especially because things like IUDs have side effects and can be hormone based. Talk to him about this. His initial response may have been a knee jerk reaction.
I believe it's in the works. I agree that men should have to take responsibility as well. Condoms are a "only needed when having sex" birth control; women are given the task of taking a pill every day (and you really are supposed to take it the same time every day to minimize chances of getting pregnant) yet men just slip a condom on before sex. Not really fair, is it?
@51 Are you really complaining that having options in birth control is unfair? Men: male condom. Woman: female condom, the pill, the micro-pill, the once in a month injetion-pill, the iud (copper and hormonal), the implant. If you don't like to take a pill every day at every hour, pick another option. Yes, totally unfair. Woman have it so badly. Ugh lets just kill all men.
Uh, not all women can use the forms of birth control. And yes, it's a bit unfair that men just have to slip something on their dick but women have the responsibility of taking a pill everyday, needles, or invasive types of birth control. Not saying men are evil by noticing the responsibility is more on women than it is men.
@67 Woman have the responsibility but also all of the options. Personally I'm very happy to have the responsibility because of my ability to choose between birth control instead of being on the side that is totally dependent on what the woman chooses. Very, fucking, happy. Unfairness is to not have any options but one (condom), not having sooo many options (female condom, pills and longer lasting one's) and better one's that will result in you being the responsible one. It's unfair, but not to us.
it's not the amount of choices that is the problem. it's that the choices are much more invasive and have a higher potential for things to go wrong. hot flashes, possible infection or allergic reaction from surgical implants or pills, hormonal imbalance, etc. I could go on, but I'm not a Doctor.
I can see both sides to the male vs female birth control. I'm on the pill, and while I wouldn't use most of the other options, it's nice to know that they are available to me. Since I'd be the one carrying the baby, it's also nicer that I'm in more control over my body rather than my partner having more control, not that he'd do anything I wouldn't agree with. I do understand the point that it would be nice to not have full responsibility though. Stressful to think that if I mess up, I could end up with an unwanted child. I also understand the ill side affects, as well. Thankfully, I don't experience that. So, I'm understanding of both opinions.
@51 cause taking 1 pill every day is ~such~ a difficult task, oh man. But with a condom you have to be careful when putting it on so as to make sure it doesn't tear! Man men have it sooo easy never mind they have to remember to have a condom oh Lordy so easy. Taking a pill everyday is just such a hassle you have to fill a glass with water and open your mouth and everything! ( if you can't tell how sarcastic I'm being I'd strongly suggest leaving the Internet)
Tell him that they sell the extra small condoms in bulk, so he doesn't need to waste money on expensive ones that are too big for him.
I'd kind of upset that he can't consider my well-being and thinks it's such a waste and burden to spend the few dollars for safe sex. Pretty selfish considering you're the one that's had to deal with all the birth control, and he can't even do it for this little while. Just take the break anyway, it's good to take some time off with these kinds of medications. You've been the one handling the birth control, now he can handle it by using condoms, or deal with no sex. Also, these condoms are not nearly as expensive as having a child.