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Most of the men I know have had to think about a vasectomy. It's not always simple

By Ian Hargreaves   October 1999

I must admit that the letter shocked me. Its headline, “Sterilisation,” adopted a tone which is more familiar in modern China than in SE1. But having produced, between us, five children in three marriages, I and my wife did not need Parson Malthus to tell us it was time to stop.

The precise subject of vasectomy had arisen over lunch with friends one day, when our host forcefully informed us that he’d had the operation a couple of years ago, gone back to work the next day and never looked back. Since my wife had already bled for modern reproduction…

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