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Men Are Getting Unsnipped!
More than a half million men get vasectomies each year and new statistics reveal that at least 10 percent of those men later get reversals!
Rick Perk was almost 50 years old when – after getting married, having two children, getting snipped, getting a divorce, and then remarrying – he realized that he wanted a child with his new wife, 17 years after his vasectomy. He was unsnipped in 2010; and he and his wife welcomed a baby girl into their family last November.
According to a recent article, “a rising number of American men who underwent vasectomies … are choosing microsurgeries to re-hook or reroute their reproductive tubes, effectively restoring their fertility.”
With doctors stating that the success rate of reversals is “as good – if not better – than in vitro fertilizations (for women) in terms of live pregnancies,” more health-insurance providers are paying for the operation than ever before, which is perhaps lending a hand to this “unsnipping surge.”
So, why are more and more men opting to reverse their original decision? According to that article, these men usually give one of three reasons for the reversal: some lost a child to illness or accidents; some were remarried and wanted children with their new wives; and others just plain and simply realized they actually do want more babies.
In my opinion, men need to re-evaluate their snip-snip-ology.
Perhaps babies aren’t so scary. Maybe being a father is kind of rewarding and fun, even if you’re like Perk and pushing 50. Chances are your circumstances today will change tomorrow. Men seem squeamish enough over their wobbly bits being in any type of danger; so it only makes more sense – to me – to stay away from the lasers and knifes in the first place on the off chance that you change your mind later.
I am, however, happy to hear that these unsnipped men are still able to enjoy fatherhood. Being a parent is an amazing experience!
Have you and your partner discussed a vasectomy? Or, have you considered a reversal?
Kimberly Shannon is a wife, a mother, an editor, a writer, a Pilates instructor, a dance teacher, a choreographer ... She is always working to find the perfect balance¹! After Kimberly received her bachelor’s degree in Journalism, she worked on two master’s degree...Read More