What better way to lighten the oh-so-controversial (in the world of men, anyway) topic of vasectomys than some awesome pictures of babe's & pregnancy to snag your attention?! Cute, right? This was my most recent pregnancy & also my last.
It was clear neither one wanted anymore children. Don't get me wrong, neither do I. When my boyfriend popped him the, "Why haven't you gotten a vasectomy?" question, his oh-so-manly response was, "I'm scared!"
Scared? HE'S scared? Because growing a human being for 9 months, stretching & scarring your body to push something the size of a watermelon out of something the size of a grapefruit isn't scary at all <insert sarcasm>?
Or going in for an emergency C-section and having your stomach sliced, with your uterus taken out of your body, while your bladder & intestines are shifted aside to get baby out isn't scary! In most cases it's terrifying, but we do it anyway. Most of us do it multiple times! We do it without hesitation. To aid in spreading your seed, if you will, among many other honorable reasons.
That doesn't even begin to break into the fact that most of us are busy cramming our bodies full of hormones from the time we are in our later teenage years (realistically, for whatever reason) until we are well in our forties in order to prevent & control when and if we become pregnant again & to give our significant other a worry-free, pleasurable sexual experience. Some of us even choose to have our "tubes tied". You know, that irreversible procedure women have done, often times right after birthing her last child.
All the while a man has the option to have a vasectomy. An opportunity to return the favor, so to speak. Eliminate a burden in his woman's life. A completely low risk, out patient, non-expensive (anywhere from $0-$1,000 when the cost of sterilization for women can cost up to 6x that), REVERSIBLE procedure that can eliminate a female having to take birth control and/or having her "tubes tied". All he has to do is make sure his swimmer's shoot blanks. Sound scary to you? To me it sounds quite easy in comparison with what the female body is put through.
In the words of my filled-with-wisdom father (whom had a vasectomy 2 days after my little brother was born), "Don't be a wussy!", dudes.
Can any ladies out there relate? Has your guy had a vasectomy? Does your guy refuse to have a vasectomy? If so, why? After how many children did you decide you weren't having anymore?
Proud Mom of 3 beautiful children. Creator, designer, & owner of Liv & Co.
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