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There are two primary forms of permanent birth control available to individuals and couples: A vasectomy, performed in men, and a tubal ligation for women. These options are available to individuals and couples who have decided not to have children, or for those families who have decided that their family is complete and do not want any more children. It is important to note that while these procedures can be reversed, they are not advised in any patient who may intend on having children in the future. The reversal procedures are costly and there is no guarantee that the procedure will be successful, with fertility restored.
There is an overwhelming amount of information on the Internet about both a vasectomy and tubal ligation. Trying to find accurate and up to date information on either procedure can be daunting. So, at Got Snipped., we’ve scoured the web and compiled a few accurate, easy to read websites with thorough information available on the different options for a vasectomy and contrasting information on tubal ligation.
A Few Sites to Navigate the Big Snip:
Planned Parenthood: Contains an easy to read list of commonly asked questions and answers for vasectomy patients. Further, Planned Parenthood also has other birth control options listed on the left panel, so you can easily jump to those for more information.
Urology Care Foundation: Contains more detailed information on the anatomy and specifics of a vasectomy. They have some great diagrams of the procedure, which help you understand the gritty, graphic details! Despite the slow download speed of the site, please be patient – it’s worth it!
World Vasectomy Day: Contains useful and informative testimonials from men who have already had a vasectomy. And for those looking to spice up their next movie night, they also have the entire live feed from World Vasectomy Day available to watch and find out more information (includes live stream videos of actual vasectomies!)
Additionally, Jonathan Stack, co-Founder of World Vasectomy Day, recently wrote a great article for CNN about World Vasectomy Day and tackling some of the topics that are foremost in the minds of men who are considering a vasectomy.
Emedicine Health: Contains detailed information, including some great charts indicating the success rates, advantages, and disadvantages of various forms of permanent and temporary forms of birth control; and a side to side chart comparing and contrasting vasectomy and tubal ligation. While the advertisements on the site can be distracting, the information presented is well put together.
Obviously, we're biased here at Got Snipped., but everyone should make the best birth control decision for them and their family. And we hope these links help in navigating that decision. Just know if the decision is a vasectomy...we have some great gift ideas to get a recovery laugh!
Here is an interesting article on the psychological toll a vasectomy can have on men, including some great insight from the founders of World Vasectomy Day, Jonathan Stack and Dr. Doug Stein. Rather than focusing on the pain or the blow to a man's pride, Stack insists that the choice to get a vasectomy should be seen as empowering.
Definitely worth a read: "What it Feels Like to Have a Vasectomy," by Ryan Wallace.
Our Conclusion: Yet another reason to get him a Got Snipped Basket: to combat any psychological blow to his pride!
Looking for a new movie to liven up date night? How about going to www.worldvasectomyday.org on November 7th where they are live streaming actual vasectomies this year.
On October 18, 2013, co-founders Jonathan Stack and Dr. Doug Stein started World Vasectomy Day. Last year they inspired 100 doctors in 25 countries to perform 1,000 vasectomies in a 24-hour period. The event was so successful, they declared November 7th as World Vasectomy Day 2014. This year World Vasectomy Day hopes to include 250 doctors in 30 countries to perform 1,500 vasectomies. And yes, some of those 1,500 snips will be live streamed!
More importantly, the founders of World Vasectomy Day hope to generate an open and honest discussion about the procedure. They hope to dispel common myths and remind people of the benefits of considering a vasectomy as part of responsible family planning. In fact, for Stack and Stein, it’s not about the numbers, but the “quality of the conversations inspired.”
So, if you, a friend, or family member has been considering a vasectomy, or you would like to start that conversation in your own family, check out the World Vasectomy Day website or their Facebook Page. And join in on November 7th – who knows…maybe you’ll even enjoy the live stream! Popcorn is probably inappropriate, though.