There was a discussion on another blog about a controversial birth control method, the Essure system.
“The Essure system is a type of permanent birth control for women. The Essure system includes two small metal and fiber coils that are placed in the fallopian tubes. They’re inserted through the vagina, so no incision is required.
After insertion, scar tissue forms around the coils, blocking off the fallopian tubes and preventing sperm from reaching the egg. It takes time for this to happen. So you must use another form of birth control for the first three months. You’ll then have an X-ray (hysterosalpingography) to confirm that your fallopian tubes are blocked.
The Essure system doesn’t offer protection from sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and isn’t reversible.”
Seriously? I am going to be fool enough to let someone insert a METAL coil into my vagina, place it inside my fallopian tubes, wait around for three months for scar tissue to form, meanwhile using yet ANOTHER form of birth control. Then go and get x-rayed to check to make sure that the fallopian tubes are indeed blocked and all the time, I am not going to expect ANY complications at all. Not at all. Are they fucking kidding me? Only women would go for this because let me put it this way how many guys do you think would put up with this?
Guys! How many of you would lie back and have a doctor pry open the tip of your penis, insert a METAL coil up in there, tell you to wait three months before having sex because it’s more than likely going to hurt like hell while the coil is causing scar tissue to form to prevent sperm from finding its way out of your penis? You wouldn’t need another form of birth control while you wait because you would be in no position to perform a sex act using your penis. And don’t even get me started on what sex acts you can perform without the use of your penis as we don’t even want to go there.
The point that I am trying to make here is the fact that birth control in the form of torture is always touted out for the female while the male gets off. No one has yet had a thought to put an implant in the arm of a man as a contraceptive. No one has developed a pill as a contraceptive for a man. No one has invented a diaphragm or a sponge to fit a male’s penis to aid in contraception. Men are told to either use a condom or get a vasectomy and many refuse to even go the route of the vasectomy. They don’t want anybody snipping anywhere near that precious appendage. And yet women will lie down and have every complicated, dangerous and outlandish procedure performed and then get up and wonder why they’re finding themselves fucked up somewhere down the road. Women, stop being a goddamn guinea pig for every device that comes down the pike because once you stop being a willing participant of tortuous devices for birth control, then maybe they’ll figure it out and stop concentrating on birth control aimed solely at women and actually come up with more birth control options for men. We have got to stand up for ourselves and that means not falling for all the shots, implants, inserts, pills and sponges that are constantly being shoved at us because contraception is considered to be our problem and our problem alone, and “put yourself on this here table and get a ‘metal coil’ inserted already!” Hell nah! There is no way in hell that I would allow myself to be tortured over some goddamn birth control and to say that you had no other option is beyond ridiculous. You have options and you have choices as it takes two to tango and make a baby.
Start demanding that birth control is not just a woman’s issue but a couple’s issue and tell those motherfuckers who think that it’s all about the woman taking responsibility for contraception to “Fuck off!” Educate yourselves and assume some responsibility for what happens to your body. Unless you have been declared a, vulnerable adult, then you should have the brain cells connected that will tell you, “Fuck no, this shit ain’t right and I’m getting the hell up off this goddamn table before you motherfuckers wreck my goddamn life. Bring a goddamn man all up in here, put his ass on the table and see how far you get with trying to insert a metal coil in his private parts, why doncha?!!” A man ain’t going for that shit and neither should you. So, don’t bother coming here talking about how you didn’t know that metal inside the body is not a good thing. I do understand that people have hip replacements and metal parts have been used. Well, ask many of them how well that’s working out for them? Not bloody well, is my understanding.
Read this and weep!
Several joint manufacturers recalled their metal hip implants, but the recalls came too late for tens of thousands of people who had already received these problematic devices. Many of these patients filed lawsuits.
Hip replacement devices have increased in popularity over the past two decades. This is because new innovations, especially metal-on-metal designs, have promised increased mobility. But in 2010, Depuy Orthopaedics’ hip replacement recall brought attention to potentially serious injuries from these devices. The company reportedly spent $800 million on the recall.
Unfortunately, thousands of people had already experienced injury before the company acted. Perhaps even more troubling is that recalls like Depuy’s do not necessarily compensate injured people adequately for their pain, suffering and medical treatment.
Device Recalls Are Usually Too Late
So, do you still think that having metal inserted into the body is a great thing? And if metal hip replacements have been recalled for being ‘problematic’ to put it mildly. Just what do you think could happen to an area as delicate as a woman’s reproductive system? Yeah, now you’ve got a fucking clue!
Here’s yet another clue while you’re waiting around for three months for the scar tissue to form from the coil inserted in your fallopian tubes> These are other forms of birth control for you to consider.
Birth Control Implant (Implanon and Nexplanon)A matchstick-sized rod that is inserted in the arm to prevent pregnancy
Birth Control Patch (Ortho Evra)A small patch that sticks to your skin to prevent pregnancy
Birth Control Pills-Take a pill each day to prevent pregnancy
Birth Control Shot (Depo-Provera)A shot in the arm that prevents pregnancy
Birth Control Sponge (Today Sponge)A foam sponge inserted into the vagina to prevent pregnancy
Birth Control Vaginal Ring (NuvaRing)A small ring you put in your vagina once a month for three weeks to prevent pregnancy
Cervical Cap (FemCap)A silicone cup or diaphragm inserted into the vagina to prevent pregnancy
Female Condom-A pouch inserted into the vagina to prevent pregnancy Reduces the risk of sexually transmitted infection Can be used for vaginal and anal intercourse
Fertility Awareness-Based Methods at a Glance Charting your fertility to help prevent pregnancy
The IUD at a Glance Small, “T-shaped” device inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy
Morning-After Pill (Emergency Contraception) at a Glance
Birth control you can use to prevent pregnancy up to five days (120 hours) after unprotected sex
Two kinds of emergency contraception — morning-after pill and ParaGard IUD insertion
Outercourse – Sex play that keeps sperm out of the vagina to prevent pregnancy (What the fuck?!)
Spermicide – A substance that prevents pregnancy by stopping sperm from moving
Tubular Ligation – Cutting and tying of the fallopian tubes
Vasectomy is a form of birth control for men that is meant to be permanent. During vasectomy, a health care provider closes or blocks the tubes that carry sperm. When the tubes are closed, sperm cannot leave a man’s body and cause pregnancy.
Withdrawal is also called coitus interruptus or the “pull out method” Something you can do during vaginal intercourse to prevent pregnancy
Quiz time! How many methods of birth control are aimed at men? All are considered safe and effective and most have been considered anything but. You do the math. And again, ladies, how many men do you know of who would go through this much trouble to prevent conception? Either you pop a pill each day, get an insert of some sort, get an implant, get a shot, become ‘fertility aware’, put on a patch, take a ‘morning after’ pill, consider ‘outercourse’ which is probably some ‘outer limits’ type shit, apply spermicide, get your tubes tied or get a coil inserted and the ‘no option’ at all is to practice abstinence. Now, do you see the extent of which contraception is aimed at women? A man has two options, put a condom on that thing or get a vasectomy. You, on the other hand have a wide range of options, most of which come with severe risks to your health. Stop the madness! Abstain from continuously buying into the bullshit that contraception is all about you, ladies! Because goddamn it! It takes two to fucking tango! And since we’ve got a ‘morning after’ pill. Show the motherfuckers the night before sex, a chart showing how much a child is going to cost them in glaring detail from the moment of conception to graduating college and if it’s a girl, how much the cost projections for the wedding is going to be in 20 some odd years. Show him the coil that you want him to attempt to insert into the head of his penis. Show him the needle that will be used to give him a birth control shot. Show him the birth control implant ‘rod’ that is going to be inserted into his arm. See how fast his ass is out the door then. Now that’s birth control like you mean it! And if that doesn’t work, put the goddamn chastity belt on HIM!
Consider yourself educated and tell your doctors to take the Essure coil and stick it up their ass! They can then tell you how well a metal coil and some scar tissue feel all up their ass!