I am sure in this age, the term 'vasectomy' is not uncommon to all of us. For those of you who still don't know what a vasectomy is, it is a surgical procedure for birth control in men. It is the male version of hysterectomy (surgical removal of uterus), but is very less complex and cost-effective. It is a simple procedure where the vas deferens inside the scrotum are cut and tied through a small incision in the scrotum....more
"Is it okay if I blog about it?""I'm surprised you asked me first. I expected you to just do it.""Yes, but when I'm about to write about your testicles, I'm pretty sure it's polite to ask first." §...more
Why aren't more people elated to hear about a fully reversible, 100 percent effective, one-time procedure that injects a substance into the vas deferens that makes sperm incapable of fertilizing an egg without any blockage, mood swings or lack of desire? Because they don't know about it.
I recently was posed this question by a friend of mine about his concerns of getting a vasectomy. The thought of getting snipped made him squirm in his seat. Now I"m sure that he's not alone and that many men who may have contemplated about this, probably hyperventilated at the thought of getting snipped and especially about sharp instruments touching their "down there"! Why is it that most men fear a simple procedure such as a vasectomy? I mean, come on!!! It's not that bad? Is it?...more
Two years ago, I showered every seven to ten days, slept a maximum of 90 minutes at a time, wore glasses, poorly fitting clothes, and kept my chemically straightened hair in a tight braid all the time. My son was five months old, then. He cried all of the time that he was awake. Tested my marriage. Tested my patience. And made me wonder, often, why I had cried and prayed and shouted and worried so much over the months that passed before he was conceived....more
I learned about "financial abortions" -- an upfront statement from a guy to his partner that says he doesn't want a kid and therefore, if she gets knocked up, she can't hold him financially responsible -- in an article that made me slap my head.
As Told to Mona by Mike, Her Husband
I’d like to tell you I’m sharing this story in the hopes that one other guy will read it and feel more fully informed or that the subject will be somehow demystified. But the truth is, I need to write about it to process it myself.
The tadpole party is over! I had a vasectomy today.
According to the New York Times, anecdotal evidence suggests that the recession is creating an increase in men who seek vasectomies. Men fear that they cannot afford any unplanned pregnancies in these difficult economic times, plus anyone considering the procedure before the recession began is capitalizing on the opportunity to get one now, before he is laid off and loses his health insurance.
Beloved is getting a vasectomy as I write this post out, longhand, in my writing notebook. I don't travel with a laptop, don't like toting it around, so I find myself writing posts in airports and waiting rooms on paper, seeing my handwriting again, a forgotten part of me waving from the past, before typing became my primary form of documentation.