Childfree Friendly Doctor Resource List

Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be making a new page for my site with a list of doctors who perform permanent or semi-permanent sterilization on childfree people without too much hassle. Please comment here or email me (phoena @ happilychildfree DOT com) to recommend your doctor or clinic. Please let me know what type of procedure you had done, the name of the doctor, the hospital or clinic, address and phone number if possible.

I know there is a livejournal group with some of this information but it’s rather disorganized (they did the best they could). I’ll pull information from that group for this list, so if you already posted your information there, I probably already have it.

I’ll try to get this list done and up on the website sometime in the next couple of weeks to hopefully be a better resource for the childfree community. Thanks for your help and support!

Update March 16th: Thanks to everyone who sent information so far. I’m still working on organizing the list. Look for it in a couple of weeks!

Share your sterilization experience stories!

Now that I posted the information on the childfree-friendly doctors, I have been getting a lot of requests for more information about people’s experiences with various procedures (Essure, Vasectomy, etc) and the costs. I know that everyone’s experience and cost will be different, so I decided to start this thread for you all to discuss your experiences.

If you could, briefly, give people an overview of your experiences from IUDs to vasectomies to abortions. Start about by explaining what you had done, how it was done, how much pain or discomfort you were in, what your recovery time was and how soon you felt back to normal. Did you have an complications? If your insurance covered all or part of it, what insurance do you have? If you found some charity or program to help cover the cost, please include that information. If you paid the whole thing outright, how much did it set you back? When talking amongst your friends who have had similar procedures done, what is the average cost of these procedures?

Thanks for helping share this information with the childfree community!