Is it because most doctors are men?
March 27, 2008 11:50pm CST
Ladies let's think about this! This is from Wikipedia The rate of vasectomies to tubal ligations worldwide is extremely variable, and the statistics are mostly based on questionnaire studies rather than actual counts of procedures performed. In the U.S. in 2005, the CDC published state by state details of birth control usage by method and age group. Overall, tubal ligation is ahead of vasectomy but not by a large factor. In Britain vasectomy is more popular than tubal ligation, though this statistic may be as a result of the data-gathering methodology. Couples who opt for tubal ligation do so for a number of reasons, including: Convenience of coupling the procedure with giving birth at a hospital Fear of side effects in the man Fear of minor surgery in the man Couples who choose vasectomy are motivated by, among other factors: The lower cost of vasectomy The simplicity of the surgical procedure The lower mortality of vasectomy Fear of major surgery in the woman My conclusion A vasectomy is a vastly simpler, lower risk, lower pain procedue than a tubal. There are 2 tiny incisions made in a vasectomy, recovery time is about 2 days, local anesthesia. Tubals involve general anesthetic at least a week recovery time. So why is it that the doctors can now come up with incisionless vasectomies...to make recovery time shorter and the procedure less painful. Why is it that these things are done for men and not women - is it because most doctors are men? Women have mammograms - hello - like being run over by a semi-tractor trailer. (but that is another topic--again mammograms were probably invented by men!
• United States
28 Mar 08
No the doctor did not choose it, but what amazes me is that a vasectomy is a simple procedure, with 2 tiny incisions totaling less then an inch in length - then they go and make it so that guys don't even need to get incisions. Yet women go through the same much more painful, risky process.
28 Mar 08
not all women are married, but sexually active, in that case it is there responsibility to get the operation done if they do not want any children, I was a single parent and I hadn't found a life partner back then, I made the decision to have it done, I have not regretted it.