Sexsi shqip com - Dating after a vastectomy

Better sterile than sorry According to the National Institutes of Health, by 2006 one in six U. men over age 35 has had a vasectomy, with about half a million getting snipped each year.And while men in their late 30s or 40s are often the ones who opt for the surgery, Dr.Dale Mc Clure, director of Male Infertility at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, says he sees "a fair number of people under 35" who have undergone the procedure.

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"I did not want to raise children or be a parent due to some sort of mistaken encounter," explains the video engineer from San Jose, California, who is now 34 and lives with his girlfriend of three years.

It's not that Eskridge doesn't like kids; he has eight nieces and nephews whom he adores. "I've quit steady, solid jobs to work for next to nothing to live somewhere else in the country," Eskridge says.

He just likes his freedom more, especially the ability to travel throughout the U. "Not having kids and not having to worry about finding a good city with a good school system certainly does free me to do that." Eskridge isn't alone in downplaying the act of reproduction.

In a 2007 Pew Research Center telephone survey of 2,000 U. men and women, only 41 percent said children are "very important to a successful marriage." In 1990, that figure was 65 percent.

That doesn't mean doctors are doling out vasectomies like condoms at a free health clinic.

"I jokingly tell patients it's like buying a gun in Chicago," says Dr.

Lawrence Ross, professor of urology at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

"You can go look at the gun but you can't buy it right away." That's because, Ross says, "there's no 100 percent guarantee in any case that we can reverse it." Within 10 years of having a vasectomy, there's a 90 to 95 percent success rate for reversal surgery.

Beyond that, the success rate drops to 75 to 80 percent.

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