There is a stigma around getting ‘snipped’. There are many misconceptions in the general public. Watch this short video:Talking Bollocks funny comedy animation (Links to an external site.)(Video file, 1:20 min). As a result, the burden of birth control rests primarily on the woman’s shoulders. Despite the increased cost and risk, six times more women have tubal ligations than men have vasectomies. One international response has been World Vasectomy Day (Links to an external site.) (includes video file, 3:29 min). This is a yearly initiative by health activists around the world to help dispel myths about this male sterilization procedure. Doctors participating in the event aim to perform as many vasectomies as possible, in 250 countries around the world, in 24 hours. Despite the vasectomy being a fairly non-invasive procedure, many men refuse to have it.
After watching the 2 videos, share your ideas about the following brainstorm question based on your opinion or your own experiences. Begin immediately without completing your reading, no later than Monday or Tuesday.
- What do you think are some social, cultural, or psychological reasons why men are reluctant to get a vasectomy, while women are opting to have a tubal ligation?
For the second part of this discussion, apply what you have learned from the course materials for this module and your own research. We’ll complete this discussion together, as each of us weighs in on the following topics. (Begin contributing on Wednesday):
Include in your answers an explanation of what is happening physiologically in the male body!
- Do you think a vasectomy affects a man’s sexual performance? Why or why not?
- Physiologically, could a vasectomy affect sexual desire? Why or why not?
- What are the components of semen and how will these components change as a result of the vasectomy?
- Will the man be considered ‘sterile’ or ‘infertile’?
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