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Vasectomy

Raimondo, age 42: In college and law school, I was not as careful with birth control as I should have been. I was lucky that none of my partners became pregnant. Now I'm over 40 years old, established in my career, and not in a long-term relationship. I know that I don't want to become a father, so I'm scheduling a vasectomy next week. I will still use condoms to prevent STIs, but I won't need to worry about the consequences of an accidental pregnancy.

Tom, age 45, and Barbara, age 43: Barbara and I met a year ago. Now we've decided to get married and blend our two families. That means finding a home for five children, three dogs, two cats, and lots of belongings. Combining our families and planning a wedding will take all our focus, so we don't want an accidental pregnancy. Since we are quite happy with the size of our family, I will have a vasectomy. It is a much simpler procedure for me than for Barbara to have a tubal ligation.

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Last Updated: May 03, 2012
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