Despite being fairly common (around 10,000 men have one on the NHS each year and several times that number go private) and relatively risk free (a topic I’ll get round to), they strike fear into the hearts of right- thinking blokes, which could be why recent NHS figures revealed that the number of men undergoing the procedure has fallen by nearly two-thirds in a decade. A man who has mopped the brow of a woman in a delivery room should jolly well be prepared to swallow their fear and undergo a minor procedure in return.
A vasectomy sterilizes a man by cutting or blocking the tubes that transfer the sperm to the penis from the testes.A reversal requires the tubes to be re-connected but is expensive and is not always successful.She added: 'Have you ever considered that I might want to experience pregnancy myself, waking up at all hours of the night to feed my baby and watch him or her take their first steps?A vasectomy is a procedure that makes a man permanently unable to get a woman pregnant.And, recently experts debunked the idea that it may increase your chance of prostate cancer. There are 2 types of vasectomies: You’ll need to avoid strenuous exercise for about a week, but most guys who are already healthy are fine getting back to work right after the procedure.
At most, you might need a day or 2 of rest while you ice your boys and pop a couple of over-the-counter pain killers.In this forward-thinking age of gender equality it seemed like a matter of basic politeness.So began a journey that ended almost four weeks ago, under the bright lights of an operating table, where a man called Bijan Khoubehi fixed me with a beady eye before uttering seven chilling words you probably don’t want to hear from a surgeon who’s just about to cut you open with a scalpel.Your doctor will then do the same thing on the other side.The puncture is so small that it heals without stitches. OK, maybe it’s just one (possibly 2), but that still feels like a lot sometimes.