Inspired by a recent Sampiro thread in MPSIMS on being a father (sperm donation), I was wondering how easy/difficult it is in your part of the world to get a doctor/surgeon to perform a vasectomy.
Brief context. Past, thirty-something, childless, not in relationship, I decide that I want to remain childless. I approach my doctor. In short, she refuses to okay the procedure. Tells me I’m being selfish, and I need to go away and think about it.
Fast forward to now, forty-something, still childless, happily involved, now even more resolved to remain childless, and I start the process once again. Not the same doctor, but the same practice, same files. Although she can see I really mean business, I still have to jump through a number of hoops.
*“Are you sure?” * Yes.
*“What about your SO?” * Although she is supportive (has a child of her own) I still see it as entirely my decision.
She finally agrees and refers me to a urologist, and as true as horny badgers, I have to go through another battery of hurdles, complete with, “okay, I’ll do it, but have you considered donating sperm?”
Helloooooo??? I don’t want to procreate, why is that such a difficult thing to understand? You’d think that with overpopulation as it is you’d be only too happy to prevent another pregnancy?
Anyway, the snip is done, all’s well that ends well.
And so, back to my question, how easy/difficult is it to get a vasectomy done?