A vasectomy is a very common procedure. In fact, new data from NHS Digital shows there were 29,344 vasectomies in 2005 to 2006, but this fell to 10,880 in 2015 to 2016. That’s still a considerable sum, and with the success rates extremely high for such a procedure, is there really anything to be worried about? Perhaps it’s the fact of knowing that you’re going to put yourself though a moderate level of pain, in one of the private regions of your body. That’s what puts many men off right? It’s no secret that there are many other forms of contraception, so is it really necessary to go through with it, after all you don’t know how you will feel in a few months of years. As time passes, you may separate from your current partner and start a new family or perhaps as a couple you will both change your mind.
Even if you feel you know the answer, choosing to permanently effective your ability to impregnate woman is a difficult decision to make. We also have to consider the fact that there is a growing number of men who consider reversing a vasectomy into their later years, but this relatively expensive and complex procedure could prove to be too late. Cases like these are obviously tremendously sad, but they do happen, so again, when making a decision about ‘having the snip’ you really have to think about the future, and make a decision you know you’ll be 100% happy with. If there’s a tiny part of you that wants to have a child, or perhaps additional children, then simply do not go ahead with the procedure. You can only say yes to a vasectomy when you’re 100% sure you do not want to have children again. You also should not make this decision alone. If you’re in love with your partner, speak to them about how you feel and see if they feel the same. It’s not your decision to make alone, especially if you’re married or with a long-term partner, so it’s important you consider the effects of such a procedure together. You may find you both agree 100% in going ahead with a vasectomy.
There are so many situation where a vasectomy makes perfect sense. You may feel as though your family is already complete, and you wouldn’t financial be able to accommodate more children. Another possible situation may be that you’ve spent years trying and have finally decided children are not for you, and as a couple you may be happy to put an end to the trying and move on with your lives. Whatever the reason, you should know that a vasectomy is a common procedure but a decision that should not be taken lightly. If you’ve yet to discuss your thoughts with your partner, you could start by speaking to a GP who can offer some advice and guidance on your case, but generally speaking, it’s always better if you let your partner know how you’re feeling. Or if you feel like you’re being forced into the procedure by your partner and don’t feel confident in making the decision, know that you can take your time. It’s your body, so the final say stops with you.