Young, childless, and snipped

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supervioletrays
Young, childless, and snipped

According to the National Institutes of Health, by 2006 one in six U.S. men over age 35 has had a vasectomy, with about half a million getting snipped each year. And while men in their late 30s or 40s are often the ones who opt for the surgery, Dr. Dale McClure, director of Male Infertility at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, says he sees "a fair number of people under 35" who have undergone the procedure.

"I'm actually seeing more people than I have in the past that are younger that had a vasectomy at age 21 or 22," says McClure.

That doesn't mean doctors are doling out vasectomies like condoms at a free health clinic.

"I jokingly tell patients it's like buying a gun in Chicago," says Dr. Lawrence Ross, professor of urology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. "You can go look at the gun but you can't buy it right away."

That's because, Ross says, "there's no 100 percent guarantee in any case that we can reverse it." Within 10 years of having a vasectomy, there's a 90 to 95 percent success rate for reversal surgery. Beyond that, the success rate drops to 75 to 80 percent.

Given those stats, it's best to consider a vasectomy "a permanent form of sterilization," Ross says. "I will always tell young men that in my 38 years of practice, I've seen many men change their minds."

Second -- and third -- thoughts

McClure says he spends most of his time "putting vasectomies back together," performing more than 2,000 reversals since 1975.

"Over the last several years, it appears that more males under the age of 25 who've never had children and who had a vasectomy are coming in [for a reversal] because they've found a new partner and they want to have children," says McClure.

And sometimes there's more than one change of heart.

"Probably several times per year," the doctor says, "I have people come in who've done the reversal and had a couple kids and want the vasectomy again."

That can end up being an expensive form of birth control: Fees for a vasectomy range from several hundred dollars to $1,000, although it's often covered in part by insurance. Not so for reversals -- McClure charges $6,000, and the cost can run as high as $15,000.

Saving money was one incentive for Eskridge, whose insurance covered $800 of the cost of the procedure. The decision to have a vasectomy was drama-free. "It was something that I'd thought about for years," he says. "It wasn't like the idea came to me three months beforehand."

 

 

You can read more here, but what are your thoughts gentlemen? Get snipped early or end up with child support?

   

   

Wonderland
Re: Young, childless, and snipped

Yup another woman commenting. I think at 30 and younger its just a silly thing to do. There are other methods of protection which, if used correctly, are quite effective. I mean who's to say you won't meet a woman and change your mind? Its a procedure and why would you want to undergo such a thing only to have a change of heart later?

"You've got to be crazy, gotta have a real need."

supervioletrays
Re: Young, childless, and snipped

My fear would be the woman changing her mind. Happens all the time. Dangerous stuff.

 

---The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had---

Stevie
Re: Young, childless, and snipped

This is bad to say but, for the same reasons prenups exist I don't think most men should get vasectomies.  You never can tell what's going to happen.  For one reason or another you might split with your "one true love" and unless you've been burned bad enough to swear off women forever, you're probably going to date again.  The 2nd time around you might be surprised to find that younger women are attracted to you.

Pretend you're 45 (it will come sooner that you think)...  I have it from a very good source that if you're attractive and make decent money, 30-somethings who have never been married might be seriously interested.

If you find yourself in that situation and you're shooting blanks, you've likely taken yourself out of the running for a 2nd life.

Hot2na
Re: Young, childless, and snipped

[quote=Stevie]If you find yourself in that situation and you're shooting blanks, you've likely taken yourself out of the running for a 2nd life.[/quote]

should one find themselves in that second life situation, stay far away from Scottsdale, AZ. these well trained gold diggers will find a way, here in our saturated market of plastic surgeons, to get you to reproduce. my MIL died way too young, in 2000. within 2 weeks FIL was getting snipped beyond repair! he knows the mind of a determined woman. getting snipped also turned him into a dating machine!

Tuna ><(((( '> the other white meat! I am Keeper Of The Whip!

supervioletrays
Re: Young, childless, and snipped

Although I didn't mean for that link to go in the article, its an excellent read for anyone thinking about having this done.

 

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animestrinity
Re: Young, childless, and snipped

I think it's going to be a sad situation in a few years when these younger guys fall hard for a girl that wants a family... find that they won't be able to give it to her, and she goes and finds someone who will... 

Stevie
Re: Young, childless, and snipped

[quote=animestrinity]

I think it's going to be a sad situation in a few years when these younger guys fall hard for a girl that wants a family... find that they won't be able to give it to her, and she goes and finds someone who will... 

[/quote] Yup.  They'll spend mucho $ on surgeries trying to get the tubes back together right and then they'll be spending more time ejaculating into a cup to see if it took.  Sh*t... I don't even like giving blood at the doctors.

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