What are the chances of getting a vasectomy at 22?

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bobklose2001
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So I recently got engaged to my partner of 4 years, I'm 22 and she's 23.

We've both decided that we definitely don't want to have children - Both out of choice and my partner's previous health issues may present issues in any potential pregnancy.

So we decided the best way forward was for me to get a vasectomy.

I know many Doctors are reluctant to give vasectomy's out to childless adults, yet alone someone who is 22.

Have any of you had experiences with getting a vasectomy as a Young adult? And were you successful? Did you use the NHS or go Private?

We decided that if our minds changed, we'd look at adoption. - We thought it better take in a child that someone else didn't want, than bring a new person into this already overpopulated world.
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(Original post by bobklose2001)
So I recently got engaged to my partner of 4 years, I'm 22 and she's 23.

We've both decided that we definitely don't want to have children - Both out of choice and my partner's previous health issues may present issues in any potential pregnancy.

So we decided the best way forward was for me to get a vasectomy.

I know many Doctors are reluctant to give vasectomy's out to childless adults, yet alone someone who is 22.

Have any of you had experiences with getting a vasectomy as a Young adult? And were you successful? Did you use the NHS or go Private?

We decided that if our minds changed, we'd look at adoption. - We thought it better take in a child that someone else didn't want, than bring a new person into this already overpopulated world.
Have you's both looked into doing anything alternatively at the moment like your girlfriend going on one of the birth control methods and you just using condoms as like you said majority of doctors do hesitate in doing this operation.

Things has changed in how the midwifes and doctors look after women who has problems with health issues as they closely monitor the mum to be throughout the whole pregnancy process so their is still that opportunity for your girlfriend to still have babies of her own as long as she can along with you go and discuss all this with either your own doctor or be sent to see specialist at hospital who'll talk things further with both of yous.
As a registered midwife I can assure you that the community midwifes are brilliant in assisting the likes of your girlfriend who has potential health issues who want kids through this okay. They are there all the way for you upto the point of going into the maternity unit for the birth where us hospital midwifes take over and there is also the option of home birth as well with your appointed midwife.



Then if in the future you's change minds of wishing to have kids then you can start trying for one or more, lots of people wait till they are in early thirties before thinking of children even older.

I understand your points but you can consider options etc I said above but the best thing first of all to do is consult this with your doctor.


Adoption or fostering is a long legal process which you'll need to research more into before thinking about this option.
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Isnt this a rather extreme option when you cvan just use protection..? Either way, i doubt youll have much problem finding a private surgeon to do it so long as theyre convinced you know the full implications of what you're doing and can pay.
I would say again that you should consider other options before going straight to the final option, especially as whilst it notionally can be reversed it doesnt always work and theres every chance you might change your mind later on in life e.g. if you break up with said gf or whatnot. Always better not to put yourself in a position where it cant be undone, especially when youre that young.
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Agree with the posters above. While it's quite noble to consider a vasectomy. there are lots of other options out there.

the pill, condoms (though they are not fail safe) , and so on.

I would not take such a drastic option without thinking this through.

If you go private make sure it's a proper place - not a back street place. Try to get a recommendation - use someone like BUPA - rather than an internet trawl.

What if things don't work out - and you split up. or there was a second marriage later on in life?
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