March 1, 2004 |
A man who undergoes a vasectomy can have it successfully reversed -- and father a child -- 15 years or more later. In an analysis of 213 men who underwent surgical reversals within 15 years of a vasectomy, doctors at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center found that 90% began producing sperm again. The procedures, all performed by Dr. Marc Goldstein from 1984 to 2001, were randomly selected.
May 26, 2003 |
With two small children and no desire for any more, Jim Segermark's wife sat him down for that conversation. It was time he took some responsibility for birth control. After years of taking the pill, his wife had been told by her doctor it wasn't wise to continue. "Tell the old man to get it snipped," the gynecologist had advised wryly. Segermark, then 33, dutifully marched off to the urologist for a vasectomy.
March 3, 2003
Re "Investigator Says Blake Made Threat," Feb. 27: I don't understand men who don't want children, have unprotected sex and then accuse women of double-dealing when they end up pregnant. If indeed it is Robert Blake's voice on the tape- recorded phone conversation, and he was truly "terrified" that Bonny Lee Bakley would deliberately get pregnant, why didn't he take personal responsibility to ensure that didn't happen? It's astonishing how selfish some men can be by refusing to wear condoms or have vasectomies, then proceeding without shame to destroy an innocent life -- either by pressuring the woman to have an abortion or by subjecting the child to a lifetime of suffering, caught between warring parents or, worse yet, with one dead and another in jail.
December 9, 2002 |
For most American couples, the responsibility of preventing unwanted pregnancy rests with the woman. That's true for a variety of reasons, but one fact is inescapable: Women have more birth-control options, including pills, diaphragms, IUDs, implants, caps, gels, foams, creams, injections and suppositories. Men have two choices: wear a condom or get a vasectomy. Endocrinologist William J.
April 22, 2002 |
The first thing Ian Tresman wanted to know when he decided to have a vasectomy was what the operation was like for a regular guy who'd been through it. To the distress of the 41-year-old Web page designer, all the information he found about vasectomies on the Web, in bookstores and in libraries read like medical journal entries. "It was a quite a big decision to even consider a vasectomy," said Tresman, who lives outside London with his wife and his two daughters from a previous marriage.
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January 3, 2002 |
When Adam Arzate was in eighth grade, he came home from school one day to find a bag of condoms waiting for him. "Hey, what's up with the condoms?" he asked his mother, Yolanda, who is a community outreach worker at Planned Parenthood of Pasadena. She told him that they were for him or his friends. "I don't want to have to go through this later, so I'll tell you about it now," she said. After that, Arzate gained a reputation among his friends as the guy they could ask.