Blanks or Bullets?
July 31, 2005 4:02 PM Subscribe
ShootingBlanksFilter: I'm a single male in my mid-twenties, whom after taking a long break from the opposite sex, is getting back into the game. However, reading about
issues, and also having first-hand experience with this, I've come to realize that men do not have the same reproductive control options available to them that women do.
So now I'm considering a vasectomy.
posted by id to Health & Fitness (26 answers total)
Now, don't be taken aghast yet- we're not talking about ending my ability to have children. My plan is to have my 'stuff' stored in a sperm bank, paying the rent on a very long term basis and ensuring it would be safe. This would allow in vitro fertilization in the future, if I were to get married.
Due to the US's theological influence to reproductive issues, I fear it will be many years before the male 'pill' and other internal options are approved for the general public.
Now, I realize that I may be taking this reproductive control issue to an all-time new level, but this is a very serious topic to me- one that could change my life in ways I may not be comfortable with. Twice in my life I've had pregnancy scares, and my last girlfriend just delivered her baby girl, the father being the guy she dated after me.
So, my multi-part question to AskMeFi is: Is this a viable option for me to be considering? Would my sperm be safe enough in a bank that I know I could rely on it for insemination and permanently end my ability to conceive naturally? Are there any other angles on this that I'm missing?