Dan’s experience: My painful vasectomy!

My wife and I talked for a few years about vasectomy, but she’d been on the pill, and later on IUD and it had been working fine, so we decided she’d use an IUD one more time (the particular one she was using lasts ~5 years). About 5 months ago she went in for the … Continue reading

Sam’s experience: Marie Stopes vasectomy

After a number of years thinking, I finally decided that at the ripe old age of 48 years old I was too long in the tooth for having the selflessness required to raise any more children. My youngest being 14 years old. I fixed up an appointment to have a vasectomy. The day of the … Continue reading

Vasectomy with hematoma

I am 35 yrs old, 5’9, and 165lbs. I had the procedure done at a Planned Parenthood facility in Concord, CA. The cost was $450. I eat a regular diet and am very active. I have a very high pain tolerance and don’t mind needles. I think everyone should start with some stats. Who knows, … Continue reading

Rich’s experience: My failed vasectomy

You can tell someone to bump that 0% on early recanalization of a vasectomy that included cautery just a tiny bit. My doctor, who is by far the most heavily recommended in the area for a vasectomy, took out about 1.5 inches of vas from each side, folded, and cauterized the ends. He warns verbally … Continue reading

An epic vasectomy story

Here is my male surgical sterilization experience. I wanted to record something other than the generic, “I worried, it didn’t hurt, it turned black and blue, we tried it out and it still worked, my balls ache a bit, I am childfree, whee!” story. Repeating the mistake of Polonius, “Brevity is the soul of wit, … Continue reading

Chris’ experience: Post-vasectomy hematoma

I had a no-scalpel vasectomy in the fall of 2008. At the initial appointment, the doctor told me I had a varicocele on my left side, but that it was common and I could still have the procedure. A week or so later, the procedure was quick (10-15 mins) and virtually painless. The doctor and … Continue reading

Nick’s experience: Childfree vasectomy story

My name is Nick. I am 25 and child-free. I had an open-ended no-scalpel vasectomy, with the upper ends of my vasa deferentia sealed with vas-clips, on June 20th, 2008, when I was still 24 years old. That was about 3 months ago. At 3 months post-op, I can state that I feel I have … Continue reading

Chris’s experience: My vasectomy

The idea of vasectomy had been kicking around in my head for some time, about as long as could remember, probably as long as I had known about the procedure. Not wanting children and hearing horror stories of accidental pregnancies and not trusting my wife (or anyone else for that matter) with birth control, I … Continue reading

Kevin’s story: My vasectomy experience

I am a 44-year-old father of three that has been happily married for 21 years. My wife and I have been contemplating having a vasectomy for years, but there was always something that came up and we never took the time to have it done. Finally this year we made a plan and followed through. … Continue reading

Tim’s experience: Childfree vasectomy 1-year post-op

I’m the kind of person that believes that the saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is just a pile of nonsense. Prevention is everything! And especially when it comes to procreating, when you’re a guy who just has no interest at all in it! Thus begins my odyssey. I’ve been … Continue reading