This has been bounced around in several threads, but I’m not sure if we have an official thread for this, so let’s decide on our plan of action to change the course of the vasectomy industry. I spoke to my attorney yesterday and I have no case against my vasectomy doc (statute of limitations) and he says we can’t take on the AUA. His advice was to spread the word through any channel possible, especially big media.
The web is littered with PVPS posts, yahoo replies, various forums (this being far and away the best), and websites. I’m sure there has been an impact, but it’s not enough. PVPS is obviously widespread and varies in severity. We simply need to join together and get the word out. We have to make the risks known by the larger public. We have to make it something every man thinks about when contemplating a vasectomy. We have to make an impact on women fighting to get their men cut. And finally, we have to make the doctors have to consistently deal with the reality of PVPS when selling their vasectomies. We won’t succeed until doctors and women face an uphill battle to sell a vasectomy.
We have to get studies started, the literature changed, required proper notification to patients updated, the risks mainstreamed, and choke the vasectomy industry. I’ve never cared about suing my urologist for the sake of money. I just want to stop the butchering. We need to gather PVPS sufferers from across the web to strengthen our ranks. We have to decide on a plan of action and move forward. Even if we have to change our plan along the way due to setbacks, we have to stay focused and keep moving forward. We need to move on many fronts at the same time. Let’s brainstorm the plan here, make some decisions, and roll. It’s time to take action. We won’t be brushed off as a false statistic any longer. Post your thoughts and give your opinions. And remember, we’re going to make a change because this isn’t academic any longer.