Okay, I need some serious advice, help, and opinions on a sensitive topic. I am entertaining the thought of getting a tubal ligation (sterilization). I am 30 and still have never dreamed of having kids and babies terrify me, so a pregnancy is not in my plans. Since the brain tumor can be an issue with the radiation I had and am continuing chemo, it kinda solidifies my idea of no children (from me ). I love the idea of adopting and I could give a home to an older child that usually gets picked over. I have tried to persuade hubby to get a vasectimy but is having no part of it. I can kinda see his issues too and what if something happened to him, am I gonna require any man in my life to get it done. We haven't been intimate in a very long time since all this tumor stuff happened last Oct and we are both going nuts. My doctors have told me to stay off the pill and hormones if possible due to complications with one or the other. Fine with me, I don't like the idea of anything artificial in me anymore either. I had been on bc pills for almost nine years before, so I am kinda new to what my alternatives are. Besides having the tubal done, I think an IUD would work, but the nonhormone kind is pretty rough according to my OB. It has copper on it and will cause more cramps and heavier flow and she told me she removes more than she puts in. Neither sounds too appealing and since hubby won't give any input, I guess it's up to me. There seems to be several different types of tubal ligation and I am not concerned about reversal, so please let me know of any experiences you may have had with and with what kind of procedure.