Let’s also not forget that hysterectomies are “birth control” (EXPENSIVE BC). Should I have just let my cancer ravage my body and kill me?
But birth control is not just limited to cis women or trans men!
There are birth control options out there for men as well! And taking control of your reproductive abilities is good for your health & sexy! Did you know that many Planned Parenthood locations offer low cost or free vasectomies for men? This is because unfortunately too many people don’t consider it a form of birth control, so it’s not covered as such under the PPACA. But it is still healthcare! And it should be treated just like any other form of healthcare and be covered as such!
A vasectomy is a much more straightforward, minor procedure when compared to a tubal ligation. While it is not protected and mandated under PPACA, it is covered by many private plans as well as many state plans! Not to mention that outside of health benefits, there’s the cost saving benefits! It is more cost-effective than the cost of most birth controls and other sterilization procedures. Not to mention it is WAY less expensive than prenatal, delivery and postnatal costs from getting pregnant. And on top of all of that, a vasectomy can provide mental health benefits in the form of less stress about getting someone pregnant! And you don’t have to worry about your partner forgetting to take their birth control. Outside of an STD risk, you’re now plug and play!
I am a trans man who hails from southern Oregon. I work as a freelance writer and photographer, as well as work as a volunteer activist. I create whimsical clay creations and make YouTube videos on social issues.