My wife and I are not going to have any children after a second child is born, and it has been assumed by both of us, that when that happens, I will have a vasectomy. Neither of us particularly like condoms, and it’s not generally a good idea for a woman to stay on birth control until menopause. Neither her nor I want more than two children.
I’m fine with the sterilization part, and the short term discomfort of the procedure, but one thing I didn’t know about until recently is the chance of Post-Vasectomy Pain Syndrome. If the incidence of that were, say, 0.5%, I’d have no reservations…but looking at the stats, it seems that 2-5% of men experience this, and it sounds horrible.
So, doper men who’ve been snipped - any long term pain? If so, what has your experience been like, and do you seriously regret the procedure?
If you regret having a vasectomy because you later wanted to have children, that’s a different topic, and I for one am not worried about that aspect.