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said that they would be likely to have
the simple procedure.
Why choose a vasectomy?
It's a safe and effective method of
contraception. The tubes that carry the
sperm are sealed to stop sperm getting
into a man's semen and being passed on
during sex. And it's quick too: the minor
procedure takes just 15 minutes.
While men of all ages expressed an
interest in vasectomy, it was especially
popular among older, married men. One
man who took part in the research
explained, 'When you're married, it's a
bit more your responsibility, a bit more
give and take. I'm 100% having it done.'
It wasn't just those who are married
that said vasectomy would be a good
option for them - men who are currently
single also showed an interest. One
guy who was single at the time of the
research shared his future contraception
plans: 'I'm 40 this year, so I'm giving
myself a 10-year window to see if
another relationship and kids come
with it. But I'm satisfied I've already got
one daughter - after 50, I'm not going
to put myself through it again.'
Vasectomy does not affect a man's
hormones, ejaculation or orgasm so
there is no reason why it should have
a negative impact on a couple's sex life.
In fact, many couples find having a
vasectomy actually improves their sex
life - enjoying greater sexual freedom
once they no longer have the worry
about an unplanned pregnancy. One
man said, '[We are] having less regular
sex because my wife is scared she's
going to get pregnant, so if I have a
vasectomy, it will take that fear away.'
'My Mrs has done her bit'
THERE'S NO REASON WHY A VASECTOMY SHOULD
HAVE A NEGATIVE IMPACT ON YOUR SEX LIFE.
MANY COUPLES REPORT AN IMPROVEMENT!
would use in their partnership when
not wanting any more children, or not
wanting any at all. This was the topranked method among women out of
both male and female contraceptive
options, but still no match for the 52%
of men choosing vasectomy as the top
contraceptive for their relationship.
As vasectomy is a permanent method
of contraception, it is most often
used by couples who do not want
children in the future. In many
situations, women tend to
Time to talk it out
take responsibility for
Other reasons why
especially as more
to both men and
are available for
worries about the
procedure takes a quarter
them. One of the
men who took part
female methods of
on an hour and 98% of
in the research felt it
contraception, as well
men who had a vasectomy
was now his turn to
as side effects with
reported they found
take responsibility for
like the pill. Another
it to be as expected.
Mrs said "I've done my
man polled said: 'If my
bit", which is a very fair
point. She's done the pill and
failed and she got pregnant
had an implant and delivered our
again, or if she was suffering as a
three beautiful kids, so it's fair for
result of their contraception, I would
me to do the next bit.'
seriously consider having it done.'
Of the women polled, 45% named the
The pros of vasectomy are clear, but
contraceptive pill as a method they
the fear factor still often puts men off.
Just 15 mins...
However, when they find out more
about the procedure, many realise that
it's not scary at all. Further Marie Stopes
UK statistics even show that in spring
2017, 98% of men who had booked in
for a vasectomy at their centres found
the procedure to be as expected (23%)
or better than expected (75%).
It does seem that vasectomy is fast
becoming the contraception that men
want to shout about, with 100% of
those men saying that they wouldn't
hesitate to recommend Marie Stopes
UK's vasectomy services to others. So
perhaps now is the time to talk with
the man in your life about permanent
contraception: they may be more
interested than you think.
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