An Anonymous Vasectomy Story

This is what *worked* for me. (and worked well, I might add). I’m a 47 year old and moderately active. I got mine 48 hours ago. I got a keyhole version (one small central cut), vas were tied and cauterized. I got Novocaine (Lydocaine). That was the only *minor* pain during the operation. 20 minutes for the operation. The doctor was excellent, had done this about 1,000 times before. Wear jockey shorts, but don’t try to wear BOTH a cup …

A Typical Vasectomy Experience

A few weeks ago I had a vasectomy. Strangely, I was less apprehensive about getting the surgery than I was about attending the consultation that preceded it a few weeks earlier. I did think occasionally about cancelling, but it was more to do with the nervousness about being sliced open than the consequences of infertility. I was led to a waiting room that was populated entirely with old people or women. Not a male even remotely close to my age …

Vasectomy Class at Kaiser Clinic (A Vasectomy Story)

Editor’s Note: Steve hasn’t yet had his vasectomy–he is due to have it September 1, 2005. He’s promised to update the story once he’s had his vasectomy. The reason I’m publishing the story early is that Steven feels that by doing so, it might help others contemplating a vasectomy at a Kaiser clinic by knowing about their “Vasectomy class”. I am 43 years old and am having my Vasectomy on the 1st of September 2005 at Kaiser Medical Group in San …

Ben’s Vasectomy Story: A Planned Parenthood Vasectomy

I wanted to share the details of my recent vasectomy for the stories section. Mine is similar to other stories, though I am unique in that I pursued a free vas through the local Planned Parenthood, and am a recovering Sex Addict, which added some unexpected turns to surgical recovery. 3 months pre-surgery My wife and I have three kids, and though I’d like to have more, she is sure she is done. She has horribly difficult pregnancies, throwing up …

Childfree Testimonials

Men with kids don’t usually have a problem getting a doctor to perform a vasectomy, but those of us who are childfree often encounter doctors that are unwilling and unhelpful. This page of a collection of quotes from childfree visitors. Check out childfree vasectomy stories in our Personal experiences section. The collection is quite large now! Submitted September 1 2000: “If you have no kids and want no kids, go for it! People will tell you you’ll change your mind. …

Vasectomy Story Ending in Reversal

I had vasectomy on Sept 2010 after a casual warning from my urologist that 1 out of 150 guys have some form of chronic ball aching afterwards. I felt like I was going to be the guy with no trouble since my father had a vasectomy with no problems. I figured that one inherits their genes for the male parts of the body from the father’s side and furthermore certainly not so unlucky as to be the 1 out of …

Vasectomy With Complications – A Couple’s Story

Steve’s Story I’m a guy who views himself as always “doing the right thing.” I agreed to have a vasectomy in July of 1999, and share my story in the spirit of the fact that I wish I had this information before making an almost irreversible decision…. My wife’s current opinion of vasectomies can be found below. This is quite a change in attitude. I had this surgery at her insistence with misgivings… My symptoms over the last 2 1/2 …

Ross’s Vasectomy Story – A Normal Experience

Well, I’ve had it done! I had it done on Thursday, and feel fine – today is Sunday. It’s very slightly sore if I move too fast, but otherwise no problems. I’m going back to work tomorrow. I’m really grateful to the group – I read all the posts avidly. It was one hell of an eye opener, and can only advise others contemplating vasectomy to do the same. I went into it knowing that both of my eyes were …

Darrel’s Vasectomy Experience

The following is my vasectomy story. Please note that it is long and detailed. There is a quick timeline near the bottom for a short version, but it doesn’t go into detail as to how much pain I’ve been in. I hope people read this before having one of their own. I had a vasectomy on 12/18/03. I was pretty excited about having this done. My girlfriend of 5+ years talked to her doctor about getting a tubal ligation. We …

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, therefore I will be brief”, my story has progressed to a significant length. But I decided to leave my cathartic ramble long and disjointed to …

John’s Vasectomy Story (With Two and Five-Year Updates)

I am 56, my wife is 40. I have one daughter from my 1st marriage who is 28, and 2 children with my wife, ages 10 and 6. Neither one of us wants anymore children. My wife has been on the pill since age 16. Her mother died of breast cancer when she was 8. About 4 years ago my wife switched to a new ob/gyn who started putting pressure on her to get off the pill. While she did …

Vasectomy Experience With Varicocele – Euan’s Story

Here is my story so far… October 15, 2002 I am 37 years old and have two kids. I have a varicocele on my left side and was assured that would not effect the operation which would be straightforward. I had my vasectomy 12 days ago. Initially after the operation I felt okay because the anesthetic was still working. However on the following day I noticed that my testicles were bruised, and I felt pain and discomfort at the bottom …

Vasectomy Difficulties and Complications (1959 Paper by Dr. P. S. Jhaver)

Note: This article was originally published in the early 1959. While some information may still be relevant today, it does not necessarily represent a modern understanding of vasectomy and should be viewed primarily as a historical reference.  By Dr. P S Jhaver M.S., F.I.C.S. Originally published in the Journal of Indian Medical Association, March 1959. Vol. 32 No. 5 Experimental vasectomy dates back to eighteen hundred and thirty. As a clinical procedure it came into use in the later part of the nineteenth century. …