It involves cutting or blocking two tubes, called the vas deferens, so that sperm can no longer get into the semen.
Vasectomy may be the safest, most effective kind of birth control.
And if you just instinctively grabbed your balls, welcome to the club.
Gina Watson, who lives with her husband and two stepsons in British Columbia, Canada, was aware that her husband had undergone the procedure before their marriage but said she still struggles with the situation.
The couple are considering reversal surgery for the vasectomy but Watson fears that even if it works she will not be able to get pregnant, she wrote in an article for Blunt Moms.
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.
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