Via Reader Mike L. I get this bit of news:
In Missouri, where abortion is illegal, Planned Parenthood sees surge in vasectomies
Doesn’t surprise me.
I had mine done in 1997, some time after my 43rd birthday, and have never looked back. Frankly, I think that any man who doesn’t have it done by age 45 is asking for trouble, whether or not abortion is legal. (If your Missus has had her tubes tied or her factory is otherwise disabled, then fine — but be aware that as long as the little swimmers are still there, you can still become a Daddy regardless of the recipient thereof. I shudder just at the thought.)
And let’s not forget that nowadays you can be stuck with child support payments even if you’re not the daddy — but having had your tubes tied, such an eventuality is highly unlikely if not impossible.
I must admit that back in the times when I did this kind of thing on an ad-hoc basis, it was a real comfort to know that the old production pole had been turned into a joystick.