I have to say, I thought going in to get my vasectomy that I was behaving at the peak of my rationality.
I thought I was protecting my wife’s health and my family because I love them, and those things are very much instinctive and also part of how men are socially conditioned from childhood to be protectors and providers for those around them, and of course to your own family members the most.
MAN I was green.
As the risk information provided was so poor, I mis-analysed the risk benefit and almost destroyed our nuclear family unit.
The way vasectomy is cynically pushed hard at men without giving the full data on risks, particularly by attempting to exploit their very best human instincts is utterly immoral.
It knocked a good number of my prior social perspectives to become much much more questioning and sceptical.
I sometimes wish I could put the scales back in my eyes, once you see the selfish underlying agendas vs. what is said in the sell and the pressure it’s really really ugly stuff.