The Washington Post
Making a vast difference to the vas deferens
Regarding the Dec. 28 front-page article “Across the U.S., vasectomies become an ‘act of love’ ”:
I applaud the men and the men’s movements promoting vasectomies, not only as a response to recent antiabortion laws but also because vasectomy is overall a safe and responsible means of family planning and population control. I had an outpatient needle-and-scalpel vasectomy almost 40 years ago — and it was virtually pain-free at that time. (I was even able to watch the doctor with the aid of a mirror!)
I was disappointed, however, that the article mentioned only that current vasectomy is “needle-and scalpel-free” but did not describe just what the procedure is. Knowing precisely what one can expect with a vasectomy would go a long way, I believe, toward encouraging more men to take the plunge.
Larry S. Beyna, Cheverly