V-safe And Happy

I got my vasectomy after the birth of our second child and the decision that if we ever wanted more, we would adopt. We still have just two and are very happy. The vasectomy is a much simpler procedure for the man than for the woman, in my opinion. And now that we are looking to expand our sexual horizons, the V-Safe factor is very encouraging for me, as the last thing I want to do is get someone pregnant. The scary part is that now with my wife NOT on BC because I am 100% safe, she is at risk for getting pregnant - and we all know male BC (short of a vasectomy or other sterilization method) is no guarantee, nor are temporary female BC methods like foam, spermicide, etc. So it adds a little to the complexity of it all.
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4 Responses May 2, 2012

When faced with a similar set of circumstances we opted for a Paraguard IUD - the copper one. is "perfect" too strong a word? No surgery, no problems if you change your mind and effectiveness - it beats all other methods of birth control and is effectively the same as sterilization. Turns out it is very common - that is everywhere except for North America where it seems to be some sort of a secret.

Planning is a must. Check out my vas story. Pregnancy is not the only thing to be concerned with, std's, hepatitis etc..

ummm....after my ex husbands vasectomy he was not exactly thorough about rechecking until having an absolute 0 ***** count. he received a call from the doctor about 3 months later and told him that after reviewing the pathology, he did not remove both vas deferens. I was about 3 weeks late at that point and i knew i was pregnant. it really was stressful but our son is the greatest kid, truly meant to be. Btw...the sex was so great not having to worry about getting pregnant. I had a tubal ligation after our son was born, proving that if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself! Hahaha!

We only have one child and since we are older parents, I got a vas. Things in bed are great! No worries about pill taking and condoms breaking makes for a happy man.