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September 12th, 2010, 10:14 PM
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I wouldn't be too hard on him. There are a lot of serious risks that come with vasectomy. Guys aren't as open about sharing their experiences as women are - there's a lot of shame attached when their manly bits don't work as nature intended. So those who do experience the long term effects are often pretty silent about it. dontfixit.org and painaftervasectomy.blogspot.com are two sites trying to get the word out about the risks.

That said, modern types of NFP have higher effectiveness rates than barriers and on par with the rates for sterilization anyway. But without the risks. If you've never taken an NFP course or if it's been a long time since you did, maybe that's a good place to start? At least then you'd have all the up to date information before making a final decision. We tried a few different types of NFP before deciding on Billings because it's 99%. That's what we're doing and it's nice to work with our bodies the way they are. And it requires effort from both of us, not just one. I like that too.
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