What a way to deal with a troubled economy! snip and prosper

@ersmommy1 (12600)
United States
March 29, 2009 1:13pm CST
Urologists report a higher demand for vasectomies in recent months.In New York, vasectomies increase after stocks tumble in fall 2008. During recessions, people have fewer children, according to health statistics. I understand having fewer kids, would this be the choice you or your partner would make? http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/03/24/vasectomy.increase.economy/index.html
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@luvmysons (497)
• United States
3 Apr 09
I live in New York and My husband never got snipped.hehehe. I had no idea that people were doing that because of the economy. I could understand it but I dont think that is a choice for my and my husband. I am going to be 33 years old and my husband is going to be 39 and We may want 1 more in the future. I am still young enough so maybe if and when the economy gets better and money gets better we will try for another if we are not old and gray by then.LOL
• United States
1 Apr 09
We've already made this choice. In a way I was sad about it. But Hubby carried thru on his promise after our 3rd we were done having kids... especially since my C-sect was a horrid emotional experience for me & hubby. But ya know we can't afford a bigger house and we can't afford having me stay home full time as it is... no less til my son is in school full time. I had to pick up a part time job as it is to help out with things. Frankly it's the responsible thing to do! We all know our limits, the question is weather we are able to accept them!
@maximax8 (28570)
• United Kingdom
1 Apr 09
I think if a married couple have two, three or four children it is wise for the husband to have a vasectomy if they are sure they will never want anymore children. However sometimes a couple divorce and children might be born in the next relationship. If a couple have one child I don't think a vasectomy would be wise. Berth control is very important but I wouldn't ask my partner to have a vasectomy.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
30 Mar 09
Lord no..I know they are reversible but still it is crazy to make this choice just because stocks stumble their are other preventive ways of not having children. And it is only a 97% success rate..I mean birth control and other birth control devices offer the same without the cost of surgeries and less pain..Also if someone were to do this I think it best that they save some sperm for when they change their minds so that they won't have to worry about the pain and cost of reversing this process if that is the way they want go about it..
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
29 Mar 09
I had my tubes tied after 2 kids. I was done having kids. It was a personal choice not really a financial choice.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
29 Mar 09
Wow. Thanks for sharing this with us. I think that would definitely be an option. I only had one child and cannot have anymore. I knew I had to be sure to be able to afford more than one.